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Eastern Hotel

Date of photo: 2006

Picture source: Stephen Harris


The Eastern Hotel was situated at 2 East India Dock Road. This pub was built in 1860 in a prominent position at the junction of East India and West India Dock Roads.  Notable early guests included Joseph Conrad and the King of Siam.  In the 1900s it was a Trumanís Brewery pub with most of the hotel and pub business related to the nearby West India Docks.  In the 1960s, the name was changed to The Londoner, and it changed again briefly in the 1990s to Lipstick.  The pub was demolished in the mid-1990s when the road junction was widened. The above photo shows the hoarding around the demolished building.


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Other Photos

Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Colin Price

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Name Dates Comments
David Curtis 1969-1970 I opened the Londoner following its development massive bar on the ground floor food served lunch and evenings, entertainment every night, we had a cellar bar lower ground floor plus a restaurant on the first floor. The owners wanted a big opening so massive adverts in London newspapers got just that the pub was a great succes, but after two years I decided to move on.