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Awesome Tottenham soccer bar & real ale pub was once a public loo

The High Cross is a really cool relatively new little pub in North London that’s a pre-game watering hole for fans of 2019 UEFA Champions League finalist Tottenham Hotspur

It also boasts a rather interesting if not entirely unique claim to fame. 

The High Cross was converted from a former public bathroom right on High Road, the main thoroughfare through the London borough of Haringey. Signs for the old rest rooms still hang outside: ladies on the left, gentlemen on the right. 

But these days the signs offer only a bit of decor hinting at the building’s history. 

Inside now you’ll find a small bar, plenty of Tottenham fans and, here’s the best part, real gravity-fed English cask ale poured straight from the firkin. That’s pretty hard-core stuff for real ale fans. 

The day I visited they were pouring a cask of Hopspur Amber Ale from Tottenham neighbor Redemption Brewing. Hopspur is really good stuff: a gold medal winner from the SIBA Independent Beer Awards

Tottenham’s new stadium will host two NFL games this fall and we’ll have a round-up fo all the coolest spots to drink around the arena before then. The High Cross will be high on the list.