London photo: historic pub location

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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?

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Steve Gagen
Steve Gagen
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 11:14pm

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.

RogerBW
RogerBW
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 8:46am

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.)