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A list of London's best historical pubs

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Nice compilation from the Londonist here. I've drunk at quite a few of them and even starred in a Chris de Burgh period piece video at The George.

    (I was a Georgian sailor, if you must know - and boy did that material chafe) :D

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    London's Best Historical Pubs
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    the auld cheshire cheese hosted, in the 1890s, the rhymers' club. this was mythologised by w.b. yeats as 'the tragic generation'; poets who attended its meetings included yeats, ernest dowson, and arthur symons. oscar wilde attended on at least one occasion.
     
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    editor while the george might have been rebuilt in 1676 - which is of course after the great fire - the londonist's suggestion that it was burnt down by the great fire seems to me misleading. as this map shows it didn't affect the area south of the river
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  4. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    I'm going to the George tomorrow. :)
     
  5. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here

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  6. Were you aware that CdB was shooting a vid that day, or just happened to be there in your usual garb of the time?
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I was a paid accccckkkkck-tor, don't you know. I'm sure Larry often spoke of my performance.
     
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  8. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

    Ye Olde Mitre ftw

    Cittie of Yorke, it may be old but its still a shithole. And a Sam Smith's shithole to boot. Which is worse.

    (We've had this very conversation recently haven't we?)
     
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  9. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Thumbs up for the Grapes, views of the Thames and a great end point for an riverside walk.
     

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