Title: A Perambulation of Louche Literary London
Creator: BobOs .
Pubs with literary associations - although if you read into it a bit more, it's a collection of boozers where the likes of inveterate inebriates such as George Orwell and Dylan Thomas regularly got rat-arsed! Chiefly in Fitzrovia with an optional extension into Mayfair. Keep up with George and Dylan - try two pints in each! Cheers.
|Fitzroy Tavern (1)|
|Frequented by Dylan Thomas, George Orwell, Virgina Woolf and George Bernard Shaw to name but a few.|
|Marquis of Granby (2)|
|Dylan Thomas spent many a boozy hour here writing "Death of the King’s Canary". Other notable barflys here were TS Eliot and, of course, George Orwell.|
|The Wheatsheaf (3)|
|Yet another pub frequented by Dylan Thomas and George Orwell, but not necessarily at the same time. Orwell, apparently, threw up all over the bar - nice one, George!|
|Pillars Of Hercules (4)|
|There are various literary connections with this pub, ranging from the old, with Casanova, Thomas De Quincey and Charles Dickens, to the modern with Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes.|
|The French House (5)|
|Once an official headquarters for the French resistance. Regulars included Brendan Behan and (surprise, surprise) Dylan Thomas. They obviously sold pints in those days - shame they don't now. Also where William Burroughs seduced Francis Bacon.|
|The Only Running Footman (6)|
|An optional extra to this saunter - once the haunt of servants and is said to have inspired PG Wodehouse to create the fictional Junior Ganymede, the club for "the gentlemen's gentleman" where Jeeves took his ease.|