The Spanish seaside resort of Benidorm is a place of contrasts, with its sweeping beaches, modern holiday apartment blocks, picturesque traditional old town and strip of British bars and restaurants.
Here’s some photos from our archives capturing the mainly Brit-run businesses around Calle Gerona and Calle Lepanto:
There was a lot of England flags to be seen flapping in the Mediterranean breeze.
Makeshift posters advertising the evening’s entertainment were Sellotaped on boards outside the venues.
Union Jack-bedecked Sanson Bar.
Drag entertainment at the Las Vegas
English flags galore at the Dog’s B**locks pub.
Comedian Jack Daniel’s – ‘As seen on BBC’ – and Rikki Stevens and Little Fred at the Wheeltappers and Shunters Club.
“Only the best artists” at the Stardust Cabaret Bar.
Streets British Bar complete with dartboard.
Beachcomber disco bar, plus flags.
Churchill’s Pub on Calle Lepanto.
The Village pub, Calle Lepanto.
The Voice of Benidorm at the Frog and Toad.
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