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Friday 29 April 2005 10.12am
Whilst on my constitutional this morning I asked one of the builders at the long-being-refurbished Angel, in Rotherhithe, when it would re-open.
"20th June, with any luck," is what he told me.
Tuesday 3 May 2005 5.07pm
It's looking quite nicely spruced. Any idea if it's going to turn into yet another gastro pub? Surely the Sam Smiths ethos will prevail!

Although the food could do with a bit of improvement...
Tuesday 10 May 2005 8.56am
I was the Manager there for a few years before the Smiths days, I also put the website together at .I Loved the Angel I hope they dont spoil it, I have moved far away now but would appreciate an update or photo when (Or even before) It re-opens.

Tuesday 10 May 2005 8.18pm
There is a most beautiful picture on display at present in the Tate Britain Monet/Turner/Whistler exhibition of a view of Wapping from the Angel.I have tried to copy and paste it without success but if you follow this link you should be able to see it.

Here is the description

These three figures are sitting on the balcony of the Angel Inn in London's docklands. The woman is a prostitute, and is apparently taunting the sailor on the right; the man in the middle may be a pimp.

Nineteenth-century Wapping was a grimy, seedy place. Victorians frequently linked the stench of the Thames, polluted with waste and excrement, with moral degradation. But Whistler describes his figures with a detached observation which deliberately avoids moralising. His choice of such a modern life subject reflects the influence of the revolutionary painter, Gustave Courbet, whose work he'd seen in Paris a few years earlier.

Tuesday 10 May 2005 9.08pm
Thank you Alan thats a stunning image and Painting, The Angel surely was an incredible place, I hope it stays that way

Thank you for the link
Tuesday 10 May 2005 9.10pm
I used to have a bar lunch there once a week in the seventies and recognised the balcony railings immediately when looking at the painting!
Tuesday 10 May 2005 9.45pm
Tuesday 10 May 2005 9.48pm
That's not quite the right code, but in any case I'd rather that people didn't display images from other people's servers directly on the forum.

A link to the Tate site will suffice - displaying 'inline' images from external sites uses someone else's bandwidth and isn't really on (unless the image and webspace is your own).

Hope that makes some sense!

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Saturday 14 May 2005 12.23am
Is the angel the bub just before RotherhithE with the creaky wooden floor boards up stairs.

and With the incredible view of Tower Bridge and St. Paul's .

It would be a shame if they fake it up.
Saturday 14 May 2005 4.46pm
Thats the one Mickey
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