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In which I find myself in Queer Street

Carey Street runs from Portugal Street and the student quarter around the LSE across to Chancery Lane and London’s legal area. It is famous as the original “Queer…

Maiden Lane

It’s not a long street; just over one hundred metres I would guess. Nor does it have an exceptional location. Part of the underbelly of Covent Garden, it…

Christmas at The Spaniards

A cold foggy day in the deliciously dead period between Christmas and New Year when London, emptied-out for the holidays, takes a breath and relaxes. My very favourite…

A Sex Pistol sang in Nightingale Lane

Nightingale Lane runs from Clapham Common to Wandsworth Common and was originally a rural track that local yokels used to drive their cattle from one common land to…

Newman Arms: Arvow Den-nowydh

I thought it was Welsh initially when they re-did the sign to the pub which had recently closed, but no. It’s Cornish. Not everyone approves of the addition…

Charlie Brown’s pub at Limehouse

Sadly closed and demolished to make way for the Limehouse Link Tunnel in 1989, Charlie Brown’s was one of the pubs featured in Alan Reeve-Jones book London pubs….

Pop goes the Eagle

On an unusually sunny, blue-skied November Saturday afternoon, I went looking for the Eagle. Being the London nerd that I am, I was genuinely excited to be visiting…

The Town Of Ramsgate

It’s not really a town, it’s an old boozer in Wapping and one with a hell of a back story. This building dates from 1748. Before that there…

The Crown on New Oxford Street

When you come to the eastern end of Oxford Street and cross Tottenham Court Road you hit New Oxford Street which has the feeling of being “a bit…

The Museum Tavern

The Museum Tavern looks across at the grand front entrance of┬áthe British Museum which is on Great Russell Street. The pub itself sits on the corner of Museum…