George Inn



NileGuide Expert Says:

One of London's oldest and most unusual pubs.

Address:

Borough High Street
SE1 London, United Kingdom

Neighborhood:

The South Bank

Contact:

tel: 44 020 7407 2056

Hours:

Mon-Sat 11am-11pb, Sun noon-10.30pm

NileGuide Expert tip:

Catch a performance of one of Shakespeare's plays in the courtyard - call ahead for details.

Cuisines:

British

Description:

Just across the river Thames in Southwark, tucked away in a cobbled yard, the George Inn is such a national treasure that it has been taken into safekeeping by the country's leading conservation body, the National Trust, though don't worry, it still functions in much the same way as it has done for the last 330-odd years. Dickens drank here (he mentioned the pub in Little Dorrit) and would still recognize the place. In fact so would Shakespeare Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} who lived and worked locally. There is little doubt that he would have frequented the inn on a regular basis and possibly would have played here. The George that Shakespeare knew burnt down in 1676 but was immediately rebuilt to the original plan, complete with galleries.

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