Painting the pubs of London: The Hen & Chickens, Islington

Painting the pubs of London: The Hen & Chickens, Islington

A Well Known Pub for Theatre in Islington

This is the painting I finished last night 27 July 2022. One more piece to my collection of pubs of London. This is a pub and theatre bar in North London, specifically in Highbury and Islington area. This is called Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar, a pub with a rich history of stand-up comedy, a cosy Victorian corner building. I live locally and for some time I was to add it to my collection. Close to Highbury and Islington Tube Station this is a very active spot. There is something nice in the name of the pub and the figures of the hen and chicken on the arched tympanum of the building. I didn’t find the date of the construction but I assume that is old. Anyway I choose it because is a beautiful building. The painting shows it after raining in spring time.    

Francisco Adolfo

I am Francisco a painter based in Islington, London . I was trained in architecture and used to work in this area until 2019. Currently hundred per cent dedicated to my paintings which are my passion. As a former architect I love buildings, cityscapes, parks and nature landscapes. For years I have been working on a collection of watercolours of pubs of London which are my stars through my customers. I want to do at lest one hundred of these paintings with pubs. Currently I am over fifty done. So if you love paintings and pubs, keep in touch.