The Porcelain Gentleman

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Category Archives: Pubs

The Shakespeare’s Head

The Setting: The Shakespeare’s head was once a famous pub situated just off Drury lane and frequented by actors and literary figures such as Charles Dickens. The writer Mark Lemon … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Crown and Shuttle

The Setting: Shoreditch Like Sisyphus and his rock  is this self proclaimed heartland of hip fated to forever amble along a Mobius Strip? To glance out the window and scream … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Dove

The setting: If an area is ever to be taken seriously by Lonely Planet or Time Out than the first thing it requires is not history, culture, character or even … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hemingway

The Setting: The death knell for Dalston may have rung loudest when it became the destination for boy band birthdays , but for the most part, East London had long … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Duke of Wellington

The Setting: It’s a fascinating cliché that even within the most vibrant parts of a city of the scale and audacity of London there are area’s that are in effect … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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