Tuesday, 27 September 2011


20 Upper St Martin’s Lane,
Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JZ
Tel: 020 7836 1834
Nearby tube stations: Leicester Square: Northern and Piccadilly lines Covent Garden: Piccadilly line
The area of ‘long acre’, has been a recognized thoroughfare since Saxon times and in roman times connected Westminster to the city of London. During the reign of King John (1199-1256) Long acre was recorded as the northern boundary of the Covent Garden of the monks of St Peter’s Abbey. Over the years the area has been home to royalty, cart wrights and fritterers and to famous names such as Nicolas stone the sculptor, Oliver Cromwell and John Dryden. Today the area is still a bustling hub of activity connecting Covent Garden to Leicester Square.
This is another one done up by the Original Pub Co. Saying that, it hasn't changed much - its still full of obnoxious types who work in the area (and spill out onto the pavement once the weather gets better) and the unsuspecting tourist. Like most pubs in the area, it's chocker at quitting time and evenings but dead in the afternoons


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