London Lite Wednesday, 23 September 2009 15 Drinktonight ...seeksolitude THE GREEN MAN ANYONE within a mile of Heathrow airport for any reason whatsoever -- work, meetings, holidays or travelling through -- will need to grant themselves some time to unwind. So may we recommend The Green Man? Its on a country lane but only a short walk from Hatton Cross Tube, is praised by Camra, has a peaceful garden and serves IPA (2.80). And relax. Green Man Lane, TW14 (020 8890 2681) CHRIS BEANLAND Read1,OOOsofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat THE GARDEN GATE DESPITE some research on the subject we cant be sure if former local resident George Orwell used to drink here, but were sure that he would have approved of the many aspects of The Garden Gate which allow you to seek solitude from city life: its right by Hampstead Heath, has a gorgeous garden, is spacious and airy, and serves bottles of house wine from just 7.95 on Tuesdays. South End Road, NW3 (020 7435 4938) 170-year-old Euston Arch found in a river PIECES of a stone arch lost for almost 50 years will form part of a 10m scheme to bring the London landmark back to its former glory. The Euston Arch stood in front of Euston station from 1838 until it was demolished by modernist town planners amid protest in 1962. Its stones were thrown in the Prescott Channel in east London to fill a hole in the riverbed. But for the past four months, British Waterways has been dredging the channel to salvage the discarded rock of what was the largest Doric arch ever built, on behalf of the Euston Arch Trust. Now the trust has unveiled its radical plan to rebuild the 70ft arch on the original site. The rebuild will look identical to the original on the outside, but will have hospitality space inside to be leased out to help pay for the project. An underground nightclub in the foundations will have the capacity for several hun- dred people, with lifts rising up the pillars of the arch to a banqueting hall, seating 80 diners. Historian Dan Cruickshank, who has led a 15-year campaign to reconstruct the monument, described it as the first great building of the railway age. He said: Its destruc- tion was an act of barba- rism. Now a great cultural wrong can be put right. Proposals are expected to be submitted to planning officers next year. BY MARK BLUNDEN Piecing it together: parts of Euston Arch, above left, are salvaged from the Prescott Channel index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html