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10 historic churches reborn as something else

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 28, 2015, 3:12 p.m.
O'Neill's Pub in Muswell Hill in London

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O'Neill's Pub in Muswell Hill

O'Neill's is a chain of Irish pubs that are located all around the United Kingdom. The bars themselves do not really stand out. However, one O'Neill's is located in an interesting place: The Muswell Hill franchise in London is housed in a converted church.

The pub building began its life as a Presbyterian church built in the early 20th century. The building still looks like a church from the outside, and there are some interior elements that remain from its holier days, including amazing acoustics. This particular franchise has a good lineup of live music acts that roll through regularly.