Is there anything better than an Historic London pub? You can cosy up in them for the Winter and relax in their gardens for the Summer, but it always helps if they’ve got an interesting story behind them! Here are a few of my faves…

Historic London Pubs

  • John Snow Water Pump

    Return of the John Snow Water Pump

    I'd resigned myself that Soho's historic John Snow Water Pump would never make a comeback, but I was wrong. What a delight to see it's return, and a chance to explore it's importance for London......

  • Tower of London Secret Pub

    The Keys: Inside the Tower of London’s Secret Pub

    What did it mean to die in Londinium? Roman Dead - a new free exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands - explores the burials and beliefs of Roman Londoners....

  • bull and mouth coaching inn

    The Bull and Mouth: A Lost London Coaching Inn

    Coaching Inns were once littered across London, but only one has truly survived. However, a little clue at the Museum of London started a journey to find the lost inn of The Bull and Mouth......

  • Weird London Pub Names

    10 Weird London Pub Names With A Story Behind Them

    Along with Street Names, I always find that pubs have a canny way of hinting at London's past. Here's a selection of my favourite weird London pub names, each with an intriguing story behind them....

  • Whitechapel Road Bullock Running

    What Whitechapel Road and Pamplona Have in Common

    Pamplona isn't the only city with a history of bull running. Ok, you might not get much Whitechapel Road Bullock Running nowadays. But the history is there to be found!...

  • Widow's Son Bun Ceremony

    The Widow’s Son Bun Ceremony

    The Widow's Son in Bow has re-established a Good Friday tradition dating back 126 years, a great quirky bit of East London history....

  • Dirty Dicks

    What Makes ‘Dicks’ so Dirty?

    Usually getting a giggle from passersby, Dirty Dicks on Bishopsgate dates back to 1745 when it opened as ‘The Old Jerusalem’ and it was here that one of the most eccentric people in London’s history lived.     Nathaniel Bentley, a local dandy and businessman......

  • Mary East; Landlord of The White Horse.

    The Poplar Pub With the 18th Century Female Landlord

    Spying a lonesome horse on a peculiar pole in the docklands unearthed a very strange story from the 18th century; a Poplar pub with a heroic female landlord...