London's pub closures

A group of south Londoners are contacting the new King of Holland to ask for his help to save an historic Dutch-style South London pub from being turned into a burger bar.

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The decline of London's pubs

The latest statistics show that pubs in London are still closing at an alarming rate.

On average, two a week are having to call last orders for a final time.

Many are being turned into supermarkets and fast food chains - and campaigners say they need help.

Piers Hopkirk has been to three pubs which each have a very different story:

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Locals ask for royal help to save pub

A group of south Londoners are contacting the new King of Holland to ask for his help to save an historic Dutch-style South London pub from being turned into a burger bar.

Campaigners outside the pub

Regulars, pub campaigners and historians hope that, in one of the first actions of his reign, King Willem-Alexander will be to intervene to save The Dutch House pub in Eltham in the Royal Borough of Greenwich by writing to the borough planning department in protest.

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