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What would London be without its beloved boozers? They're the places you can call a home from home, where you can meet friends, take the stress of the day away and revel into the early hours. Photographer Jan Klos has spent the last year capturing the people who make east London’s pubs so special. Inspired by the traditional family portrait, Klos’s photographs celebrate pub ‘families’ who in the face of challenging times strive to stay open. Some have even closed since he took the photos, making this a poignant tribute. Here we talk to Jan and the bar men and women about these unique east London watering holes.
‘The Photographic Guide to the Pubs of East London’ is at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42-46 Pollard Row, E2 6NB. Oct 7 to Oct 14.