The Taverns of London — £ 2.99
Published in 1927 here are descriptions and the history of 200 old London Taverns. Some in just a few words and some with a whole page, literary connections and a sketch devoted to them.
Divided into eight tours by H. E. Popham, ably supported by his drinking buddy, Herbert W. Wedderburn, who "accompanied the author on many Saturday night voyages of discovery and freely placed at his disposal his unique knowledge of London's taverns".
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In the days when England was really a "Land of the Free"— at least in regard to the daily amenities and innocent pleasures which, though individually small, play so great a part in our lives — Shakespeare expressed the spirit of the times when he wrote "Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn?" and in those days there were few indeed who would have dared to answer him in the negative.
TOUR No. 1 ... THE WEST END
Queen's Head, Prince's Head, Two Chairmen, Stanhope, Nottingham Castle, Talbot, Horse & Groom, Coachmakers Arms, Antelope, Lowndes Arms, Nag's Head, Horse & Groom, Grenadier, York Arms, Shepherd Market, Red Lion, Punch Bowl, Running Footman, One Pound One, White Horse, Crown & Two Chairmen, Star & Garter, Coffee House, Sun & Thirteen Cantons, Intrepid Fox, Huggin's Brewery Tap, Crown, Snow's, Man-in-the-Moon, Stone's, Union Arms, Hand & Racket, Red Lion.
TOUR No. 2 ... WEST CENTRAL
Coal Hole, Adelphi, Nell Gwyn, George, Ship Restaurant, Two Chairmen, Golden Cross, Salisbury, Round Table, Marquis of Granby, Lemon Tree, Rule's, Bedford Head, White Swan, Lamb & Flag, Bird in Hand, Essex Serpent, Tavistock, Hummums, Nell Gwyn, White Hart, Bull & Mouth, Ship, Horse & Groom, Henekey's.
TOUR No. 3 ... NORTH LONDON
Rent Day, Yorkshire Stingo, Queen's Head & Artichoke, Green Man, Adam & Eve, Gate House, Black Cap, Mother Redcap, Mother Shipton, Sir Richard Steele, Freemasons Arms, Wells Hotel, Holly Bush, Jack Straw's Castle, Vale of Health, Bull & Bush, The Spaniards, Flask, Gate House Tavern, Highbury Barn, Hen & Chickens, Pied Bull, Peacock, Blue Coat Boy, Eagle, Green Gate & Cumberland Head, Belvidere, Salmon & Compasses, White Conduit House, New Merlin's Cave, Bagnigge Wells.
TOUR No. 4 ... SOUTH LONDON
Anchor, Ship & Shovel, Antelope, Old Margate Town, Stave Porters, Old Justice, Angel, Ship Aground, George, Tabard, Blue-eyed Maid, Hole-in-the-Wall, Elephant & Castle, Grove House, Plough, Grove, Kentish Drovers, Feathers.
TOUR No. 5 ... EAST CENTRAL
Old Seven Stars, Short's, Carr's, Edinburgh Stores, Devereux, Rainbow, Cock, Peele's, Anderton's, Welch Harp, Cheshire Cheese, White Swan, Old Bell, King of Denmark, King's Head, Chapter House.
TOUR No. 6 ... SMITHFIELD & DISTRICT
Old Bell, Mitre, Baptist's Head, Castle, Barley Mow, Hand & Shears, Rising Sun, Coach & Horses, Goldsmiths' Arms, Queen's Head & French Horn, Raglan, Cooper's Arms.
TOUR No. 7 ... THE CITY
Horn, Watling, Williamson's, Hole-in-the-Wall, Burton Coffee House, Poulter's Arms, Fountain & Star, Axe, Simpson's, Dr. Butler's Head, Whitehead's, Jane Shore, Bull, Ship, Dirty Dick's, Birch's, Short's, Simpson's, George & Vulture, Jamaica, White Hart, Sprague's Shades, Crooked Billet, Elephant, London Tavern.
TOUR No. 8 ... EAST LONDON
Old Ship, Globe, Tiger, Crooked Billet, Three Nuns, Still & Star, Hoop & Grapes, Red Lion, Wheatsheaf, Horse & Leaping Bar, Nag's Head, Grave Maurice, Blind Beggar, Bombay Grab, Widow's Son, Dock House, Oporto, Railway, Star of the East, Cape of Good Hope, Five Bells and Blade Bone, Prospect of Whitby, Town of Ramsgate.