Returning to the topic of Orwell commemoration, it’s probably worth a mention that he has had at least two UK pubs named in his honour. There’s The George Orwell at 382 Essex Road, Islington, London (N1 3PF), not too far away from Orwell’s last London domicile in Canonbury Square (see also http://www.fancyapint.com/Pub/london/the-george-orwell/2471).
And marking another a local association – Orwell taught at the nearby Hawthorn High School for Boys in 1932 – is The Famous George Orwell at 10-11 Broadway Parade, Cold Harbour Lane, Hayes, Middlesex (UB3 3HE).
Orwell’s own description of his favourite pub, The Moon Under Water, was a mythic one, but Gofblog has a recollection of a kind of tribute pub of the same name opening some years back on London’s Charing Cross Road on the site of the old Marquee Club – is it still there? Or did it relocate round the corner to Leicester Square?