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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pillars of Hercules

The Pillars of Hercules pub first opened on this site in 1733 and is mentioned in Dicken's book A tale of two cities. The present building dates form 1935 and became the meeting place of authors such as Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It is in Greek Street Soho.


 

8 comments:

  1. Beginning to worry about you seem to be a lot of boozers in your blogs. Seriously you have come up with some gems. Eagle & Child in Oxford is another frequented by authors.

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  2. It's funny how the street runs underneath.

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  3. dat zijn toch prachtige lokatie,s daar moet men zuinig mee omgaan.

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  4. Ha! Yet another interesting pub. I guess I'd be a pub crawler if I lived in London, since I truly enjoy the experience! :-)

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  5. I've certainly heard of the Pillars of Hercules --but have never seen it before. Interesting how the street runs beneath it. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. Love the name! But I would have expected the pub to bridge both sides of that street in order to live up to such a name! ;o)

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  7. I'm lovin' the pub tours! :) Now I just have to get across the pond to visit them.

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  8. Cool pub, it would be nice to take a pub tour! Have a great day and Happy Easter!

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