For the people of Walthamstow L Manze eel, pie and mash shop has always been an institution.
Well now it's officially been recognised as a place of national cultural importance. Established in 1929, the shop has been given Grade 2 listed status because of its beautifully preserved interior. Dan Hewitt went to have a look around.
The shop was given listed status because of its historical interest. The Heritage Minister, Ed Vaizey, says it embodies the standard features of the London eel, pie and mash shop, from the gilt lettering on the shop-front to the white-tiled interior with mirrors, seating booths and marble counters.
A Pie and Mash shop in London's East End has been given official Grade II listed status by the government.
L Manze Eel, Pie and Mash Shop on Walthamstow High Street was originally bought in 1929 when Luigi Manze employed architect Herbert Wright to design it. The Manze family then continued to run the shop until 1970.