Literary Pub Crawl in London

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Please bear with me as I’m still on my “Going to England” buzz. I came across this article by Jessica Furseth for Viator and just had to share some great photos of a few London pubs that have interesting literary pasts.

The Anchor

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Where diarist Samuel Pepys sat when he watched the Great Fire of London in 1666.

The Pillars of Hercules

2013-01-24-PillarsofHerculesThe pub goes back to 1733, with ties also to Casanova and Charles Dickens.

The Spaniards Inn

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Dickens mentions the Spaniards in his novel The Pickwick Papers, Bram Stoker names it in Dracula and Keats allegedly wrote Ode to a Nightingale in the garden.

The Fitzroy Tavern

2013-01-24-FitzroyTavernBetween the 1920s and 1950s this pub was a popular after-work hangout for George Orwell and Dylan Thomas who worked at the nearby BBC.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

cheshirecheese911In his novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens makes a reference to this pub.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese and The Spaniards Inn photos courtesy of BootsnAll, all others courtesy of The Huffington Post.

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