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The Mayflower, Rotherhithe

There’s been a pub on the site continously since 1550. This particular incarnation, however, was built in 1780 and only became The Mayflower quite recently in 1957 when…

White Horse, White Horse Road, Limehouse

Across the road from the Half Moon Theatre in Limehouse, and just up from picturesque pub The Grapes, is a different kind of old London boozer. The White Horse…

No muck but plenty of brass: A day on the toot in London

Each autumn London welcomes the nation’s best brass bands to their annual championship at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s a splendid occasion depicted on the big screen in…

The Hoop and Grapes, Aldgate

The Hoop And Grapes, Aldgate is just about the last bit of Pre-Great Fire London left. Almost alone as a remnant of old London in a sea of…

The Duke of York, Bloomsbury

This is a rather lovely pub that I stumbled across recently. The Duke of York sits as part of a Grade II listed, 1930’s development on the corner…

St John’s Churchyard, Wapping

Not much is left of St John the Evangelist Church in Wapping. It dates from the middle of the eighteenth century but did not survive World War Two….

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 fine walk interrupted by beer: in search of London Pubs

Start: Limehouse          Finish: Canary Wharf Coming out of Limehouse station’s Branch Road exit there is a path down to the Limehouse Basin which is…

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…

The future is at the end of our road

Walking along Shepherdess Walk after visiting The Eagle I reached the William IV pub and looking left down Micawber Street and along a street of Georgian Terraces I…