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.
Where diarist Samuel Pepys sat when he watched the Great Fire of London in 1666.
The Pillars of Hercules
The pub goes back to 1733, with ties also to Casanova and Charles Dickens.
The Spaniards Inn
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
Between 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
In 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.