The Bridge House E16

The Bridge House pub in Canning Town, London
Home of Bridgehouse Records and Bridgehouse Publishing

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The Bridge

The Bridge House was the seminal rock venue in East London in the 1970's and the first pub in the world with its own record label. Throughout the seventies and eighties it was a regular home to such bands as Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode, The Blues Band and Secret Affair as well as the Bridge House generated Wasted Youth.

The Bridge House shut its doors to live music in 1982 and was bulldozed into the ground a couple of years later. The Bridge House is still remembered fondly by all that have played and visited the pub beneath the pylons on the Canning Town roundabout. This site covers the years that it was run by Terry Murphy, 1976-1982.

The Bridge House pub

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The Bridge Gallery

New for 2024. We have built a gallery from old photos of various performers at the bridge. We recently scanned in a bunch of old photographs that have been lying untouched for years in the archives. Many have never been seen before. They include some very well known faces along with others not so well known and some that we have no idea who they are. Can you help?

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The Bridge Shop

You can now visit the Bridge House shop for Digital Downloads. We have digitally remastered versions of all the old recordings plus some new releases made from unreleased and archived recordings of all your favourite artists and bands from the Bridge. Reduced prices. Secure payment with PayPal. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the site and digital archiving.

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Recent News

NEW CD release in 2023

Live A Week at the Bridge E16 CD cover

Live A Week at The Bridge has been remastered for a limited CD release for OnReleases. Digitally remastered by Jeff Ellis in 2022, this new limited release features new artwork and unseen photos. Check out the link for details and online orders.

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