Fabulous 100

The Queen Of Hoxton

Gone are the days of the chains and the homogeneous places. People expect something very individual from a bar that's in keeping with the local flavour. They want more interesting experiences when they go out.”

There are heaps of artists looking for a leg up and we want to keep the bar fresh. So instead of getting an interior designer we thought we would provide a canvas — in our case, black walls — and then get the artists in and say, Go for broke’,” says Jon Ross, owner of The Queen of Hoxton, who first decided to get local artists to paint murals all over the pub walls after he visited a pop-up gallery and was impressed with the works displayed.