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Pubs 7 & 8

London, The Sun &, 13 Cantons
London, The Sun & 13 Cantons

THE SUN AND 13 CANTONS, No. 21 Great Pulteney Street. By Henry Cotton, 1882. Another pub which seizes on the architectural fashions of the day, with typically eclectic results.

The bare bones are GothicGlossary Term [1] Revival, but they are fleshed out with details associated with the more domestic-seeming Queen AnneGlossary Term [2] style that began properly in the 1870s.

London, The Old Coffee House

THE OLD COFFEE HOUSE, No. 49 Beak Street. Late Victorian social reformers, who were usually concerned about the drink-sodden poor, sometimes organized 'temperance taverns' which served only non-alcoholic drinks. In this instance the conversion was done in 1894, from a smallish older pub of mid-Victorian appearance. The external sign is the polished granite front, a material typical of late 19th-century pubs, shops, restaurants and banks alike.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009