London is losing one of its few dedicated cider bars.
The Cider Tap, situated in one of the old gatehouses outside Euston station, is due to be turned into the Northern Tap, a bar specialising in beers from the north of England.
It's strangely fitting: for many, Euston is a gateway to cities such as Manchester and Liverpool.
The rehaul is part of an overhaul by Pivovar Group, which also owns the Euston Tap, the beer bar opposite the Cider Tap.
Both establishments will close for a few weeks (the Cider Tap going first) as they're refitted with larger windows, and — thank the lord — superior toilets.
They should both be up and running again by early May.
The loss of the Cider Tap will be a blow to lovers of the drink, who are probably still mourning the Chimes in Pimlico.
But though the city generally seems to be embracing cider — what with the success of purveyors like London Glider Cider and Hawkes — the question is whether anyone wants to go to a bar that has gallons of cider and not much else.
Still, we hope the Northern Bar remembers its predecessor by putting a couple of ciders on tap.