Call for London’s pubs to receive UN protection

28th November, 2012 by Rupert Millar

Students from London’s Kingston University are applying to get London’s pubs UNESCO world heritage status.

The Dover Castle, one of the pubs visited by the students as part of their research.

Spurred on by the CAMRA statistics that say the UK is losing 12 pubs a week, some 400 students of interior design, architecture and landscape architecture are preparing the necessary 350-page document that they will submit to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

When it is completed in the next nine months, the students hope it will become the first step in getting protected status from the United Nations.

Kingston tutor, David Knight, explained: “UNESCO has a tradition of listing so-called serial sites, from prehistoric caves in France to modernist housing estates….

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One Response to “Call for London’s pubs to receive UN protection”

  1. Stefan Smirnov says:

    Support CAMRA, always!

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