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Sunday Drinks at the George - Fleet Street

Lets have some Sunday avo drinks on historic Fleet Street at George on the Strand*


It remains unclear whether The George, founded in 1723 as a coffee house, was named after the reigning monarch, George III or its original proprietor, a man by the name of George Simpkins. Before it became a public house the building was turned into George’s Hotel in 1830. The portrait on the pub’s sign is not of Simpkins but rather George III and is best known for his bouts of madness.


Although the design of the building appears to be 18th century it is in fact late Victorian, even the reproduction half-timbered façade. The work was commissioned by the then owner and entrepreneur Frederick Stanley in the late 1890s, following a popular Victorian trend of imitating the timbered style of several centuries earlier. Allegedly the headless ghost of a cavalier haunts the cellar.

*technically its not on the Strand it's on Fleet Street opposite the Royal Courts of Justice.

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  • Celeste

    A really great night last night, and thanks to David for the tip off about the 2nd fab pub! Also to let you know here are the links to the other group who are doing some fab spooky tours over October and November (same people run both groups). We'll be doing some joint pub events with them also over the next few weeks.

    www.meetup.com/London-Haunts-and-Horrors/

    www.meetup.com/spookylondonpubs/

    PS don't forget to upload your pics! :)

    October 21, 2013

  • Sue H.

    Thanks Celeste for organising a good fun meet up. Sorry I couldn't stay longer.

    1 · October 20, 2013

    • Celeste

      Lovely to see you!

      October 20, 2013

  • Rachel

    Good fun as always

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Shri

    Looking a little tentative for me now, but will try to make it...

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Rachel

    Loving the weather! :)

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • David S.

    I'm not going to make this one - the next few weekends are packed so I am going to have to stay at home and sort some things out - have a good one - cheers ds

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Sue H.

    Really hope to make it to this one!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Robin George B.

    Sorry no can do will be having a nap after cooking and washing up and blime!! I need a butler!!

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Shri

    Yes for now but can try and update closer to the date...

    1 · September 24, 2013

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