By Leon Symons, October 28, 2010
Pints are being swapped for pews in Hendon's Jewish heartland as two pubs have been taken over by synagogues.
The news comes in the wake of the opening of a major kosher hotel which the owners describe as "part of the regentrification of Hendon".
Porat Yosef, a Moroccan Jewish community, has bought Kerrigan's, almost on the junction of Brent Street and Bell Lane, for an undisclosed sum. Scaffolding has been erected and building work is expected to start shortly.