The Mucky Pup in Angel was one of our favourite London boozers – grimy, yes, but always crammed with characters. Sadly, the pub closed its doors a few months back – but now the building is reopening under a new, weirdly familiar name. In tribute to the star of 'Ghostbusters', 'Rushmore' and numerous celebrity golf tournaments and late-night party incidents, the place has been rechristened The Bill Murray. 'There are many Bill Murrays, including William Murray, the first Earl of Dysart, who was the childhood whipping boy of Charles I of England,' Angel Comedy Club compere Barry Ferns told the Islington Tribune. 'But Bill Murray is probably our favourite.' Way to be specific there, Barry.
To be fair, it's pretty appropriate: Bill Murray is known for his wild antics, like turning up unannounced at parties and weddings, and driving a golf cart the wrong way down a Stockholm street. And if rumours of more unsavoury behaviour ever turn out to be true, it wouldn't be the first time a London drinking hole was named after a less-than-spotless character. We're not entirely sure it's appropriate to name a pub after a living person – if this takes off, how long before middle England is awash with establishments called The Farage? – but it's certainly memorable.