by maryann johanson, liberal movie person
Thu Feb 11 2016, 10:30pm | 2 comments
England! Where they commemorate the former sites of drinking establishments. (On the Strand.)
There are so many pubs called The Mitre in London that a quick Google does not reveal what was noteworthy about this location. Anyone know?
This is in Fleet Street, not the strand – specifically, number 37. I believe that this is the Mitre Tavern that was a favourite haunt of Samuel Johnson – and mentioned a number of times by Boswell in his Life of Dr Johnson.
It may be that it’s one of the few 17th-century pubs with a definite known site: http://pubshistory.com/LondonPubs/StDunstanInWest/MitreTavern.shtml
(I don’t know this one, but Ye Olde Mitre, between Hatton Garden and Ely Place, is pretty good.)
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