There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. The East End of London is awash with such places, remarkably so in some respects, given the destruction wreaked by the Great Fire of London, Second World War bombs and post-war planners. Some were around before Shakespeare; others are comparatively recent Victorian additions ñ but all have a fascinating story behind them.??Journalist and broadcaster Johnny Homer traces the history of the East End's drinking establishments, taking in the landlords, notable characters, stories and a pint or two along the way. Well researched and beautifully illustrated, London's East End Pubs provides something for everyone, whether they live in this vibrant part of London or are visiting for the first time.