According to the census, there’s been a pub in these parts since 1874. It was reportedly rebuilt in the early 1900s, and renamed as Latymers in the late 1980s.
Before its renaming, the pub was famed for music - notably jazz in the 1950s and country music in the 1960s. During the 70s, it became a rock venue. Bands to have played here include The Stranglers, The Damned, The Police, The Jam and even AC/DC.
The pub is also noted as the scene of Ray Winstone’s first ever acting job. He was an extra in an episode of The Sweeney which was filmed here, when the pub was still called The Red Cow.
The crew and cast of the show regularly made use of the pub, which was opposite Euston Films at Colet Court. Dennis Waterman recalled that on his first day on set, he spent 14 hours in the pub before speaking his first line…