Title: What the Dickens?
Creator: BobOs .
A Tour of Public Ale Houses known to Charles Dickens and Other Olden Innes of Olde London Towne (Using Shank's Pony, the occasional Hansom Cab and making occasional use of that most modern of marvels, the public underground railway system).
|The Grapes (1)|
|Charles Dickens (known to him as The Bunch of Grapes) knew The Grapes well and, as a child, he was made to stand on a table and sing to the customers. As an adult, he immortalised it as The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters pub in Our Mutual Friend.|
|Prospect of Whitby (2)|
|Regular visitors to this riverside pub were Charles Dickens, Samuel Pepys, Judge Jeffries, Turner and Whistler; also the artist Gustave Dore sketched his London low life from here.|
|The George (3)|
|Shakespeare knew it, and Dickens memorialized it in Little Dorrit.|
|Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (4)|
|Charles Dickens, known to use the establishment frequently, referred to it in A Tale of Two Cities.|
|Ye Olde Mitre (5)|
|Technically the tavern is still part of Cambridgeshire.|
|The Jerusalem Tavern (6)|
|The present building dates from 1720 - although not as a pub, 2009 Town Pub of the Year.|
|The Lamb (7)|
|Grade II listed Victorian pub still has the etched glass snob screens in place above the bar. The Lamb was probably built around 1729.|