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London is packed with beautiful old pubs; the perfect spot for a cosy pint. But it’s not just beer on offer at these historic inns, there are countless stories worth digging for too.
Some of London’s pubs date back as far as the 1600s (the jury’s still out over London’s oldest pub) and they’ve gathered a few tales to tell along the way. Over hundreds of years they’ve seen all sorts, from pirates and smugglers at The Prospect of Whitby to Shakespeare at The George Inn. Look beyond the cosy fireplaces and wonky timber beams - there are some truly weird and wonderful backstories to London’s historic boozers.