John the Unicorn

 
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A near-plush, comfy-designery south London pub opened in 2017 and which a year later, owing to a new general manager, became a queer-friendly "safe space" whose every Saturday night features a DJ plus drag and/or cabaret or some other fabulous diversion that is out and out gay. Monthly drag-specific nights include Flapjack and Stella Meltdown's BIMBO. Plus quiz nights, body-positive life drawing and more. And food is a thing here too, with a certain attention to detail. Also known as simply 'John', the bar is marked by a greatest hits of interior design including industrial brickwork, exposed beams, textured wallpaper and marble surfaces in the ground floor lounge alone. Climb upstairs for banquette seating. No terrace or patio. Smoking out front only. Located a five-minute walk from Peckham Rye Overground.

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