Title: London Pubs of Crims and Crime
Creator: BobOs .
You'll need your Travelcard for this one (or a good pair of walking shoes). Not the most salubrious pubs in London (most of them never were) but worth a visit for their associations with crims and crime - famous crims, such as the Kray lads and Jack the Ripper, and famous crimes of murder, robbery and suchlike - enjoy!
|Spaniards Inn (1)|
|It is alleged that the famous highwayman, Dick Turpin, lived here as a boy and they claim to have his pistol in the bar.|
|In 1955 Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, pumped six shots into her lover, David Blakely, outside the Magdala - thereby ruining his evening.|
|Prince Arthur (3)|
|The pub’s landlady, Carol Fife, was fatally stabbed by former barman Gregory Mills in 1998 during a £2,500 robbery that went wrong.|
|The Star Tavern (4)|
|It is alleged the Great Train Robbery was plotted in the Star’s upstairs dining room back in 1963. Today you might need to rob a train to pay for a round of drinks!|
|The Old Bank Of England (5)|
|Apparently the former kitchens below were once run by a Miss Lovett, whose locally sourced organic meat was purveyed by boyfriend Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Watch out for fingernails in the pies!|
|The Ten Bells (6)|
|Notable as a haunt of Jack the Ripper - two of his prostitute victims, including Mary Kelly, frequented here before having a ripping time!|
|Blind Beggar (7)|
|Well, you've got to visit at least once (and probably only once!). Not what it was and overly-expensive, but this is where Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell in the head on 9th March 1966. Nice one Ron!|