The George Tavern venue and pub in Stepney has been saved from closure after a long campaign battling noise complaints from a new housing development.
The Grade II listed building has been granted a rare Deed of Easement, making it the second UK venue to ever receive one, after London's Ministry Of Sound back in 2013.
Having gained support from Sir Ian McKellan, Kate Moss, and John Cooper Clarke over the lengthy campaign, The George Tavern announced the triumphant outcome last week, "We're thrilled to announce that, after years of campaigning, The George Tavern has officially been saved. Yesterday, the deed of easement proposal was accepted by Tower Hamlets Council, protecting our live music operation!!"
The Facebook post adds, "We thank Ed Bayes, Culture at Risk Officer, in particular for all his efforts as well as Amy Lamé, Paul Broadhurst, Music Venue Trust and many more. Our achievements have set an important precedent in emboldening the Agent of Change principle for venues across the country."
Across the years the London venue has seen performances from Nick Cave, Anna Calvi, The Magic Numbers, John Cooper Clarke, and more.