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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 11 February 2013

Pied Bull Yard



I came across this yard quite by accident. It is just around the corner from The British Museum. The very name aroused my interest and I wandered through the archway to discover some interesting shops and businesses. 



I couldn't find much information about the history of the yard except that it was noted on a map in 1746 as a stable yard and then in the  1841 census it was more like a typical Victorian mews with a coachmaker, upholsterer, dressmaker, livery keeper and coachmen listed as living here. At present there is a bookshop with a coffee shop, a small art gallery, a camera shop and Truckles bar/restaurant.

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29 comments:

  1. I was always impressed by the mews of London and what they held. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. This sure looks a real cool place.

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  3. That is an interesting name and a cool place to stumble on.

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  4. How interesting indeed and definitely a great place to discover!! Love your captures and the name is intriguing!!

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  5. One of the things I love about London is all these little spaces hiding away between/behind buildings that you wouldn't guess at from the streets! It's very rewarding for someone who likes to go exploring... ;o)

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  6. I would love to be there finding these places along with you! But in the meantime I will enjoy my virtual visits. :-)

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  7. I can easily imagine the hustle and bustle of all the people from days gone by busy with their activities in this lovely little spot you discovered. Well worth taking a peek around the corner. :)

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  8. What a lovely find and just as well you mozzied on into the little courtyard .... I could imagine sitting there sipping a coffee and imagining what life would have been like in an earlier era.

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  9. Very inviting place to my eyes. And books, coffee, art and cameras makes it seem even more appealing.

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  10. Good find. Appears to be a little chilly for al fresco dining.

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  11. looks like i'd opt for the outdoor seating.

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  12. Great photos and fun places ~

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger ^_^

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  13. Nice place, I too will prefer the table outside.

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  14. Adore the clock feature in the first photo! And there is a lovely atmosphere of many stories from many days here! Beautiful!

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  15. You find some nice little places. It looks like somewhere I would like to stop and browse as well as have a cuppa.

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  16. A "bookshop with a coffee shop, a small art gallery, a camera shop" - who could ask for more!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. It is a lovely find, the clock and entryway are beautiful. And on a nice day it would be great to sit at one of the tables. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  18. indeed, I agree, a wonderful find, and a lovely place to explore, and then sit and have afternoon tea.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and for your comments. Have a wonderful week.

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  19. Fascinating square. Bet there are so many stories to tell...

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  20. London is certainly full of surprises ! so many new places to discover !

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  21. Wow, love the architecture. You must have come either before breakfast or lunch, there's hardly any crowd/people (hehehe, which I like sometines) in our pictures.

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  22. Thanks for your visit & kind comment on my blog..
    I LOVE your blog description, and I love exploring & learning about new places. New follower - I look forward to following along with your adventures!
    (Kayaking through the rainforest - I hope I haven't missed that!)

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  23. lovely architecture. looks like a great place to hang out.

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  24. I love the beautiful architecture designs of the building. Very clean place and peaceful but wonder where are all the people.

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  25. So nice to find something new in the city, you haven't seen before.

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