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London’s hidden pubs: where Prince Harry and Professor Dumbledore drink

London’s hidden pubs: where Prince Harry and Professor Dumbledore drink
London’s hidden pubs: where Prince Harry and Professor Dumbledore drink

The pub is the most democratic institution in the kingdom – with a somewhat bizarre history. Photographer Horst Friedrichs and author John Warland set out to find the most unique pubs in London – and took the star with you for a beer.

London’s most legendary pub is almost impossible to find. It’s like one of those hidden object pictures: Hidden between the jewellers’ shops in the diamond merchants’ street Hatton Gardens, a narrow archway leads to “Ye Olde Mitre”. Whoever finds it will be rewarded with a little trip into the past. The two-storey pub with the old wooden barrels in front of the door has been there since 1546, and legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I once danced around a cherry tree here for May Day, when Hatton Gardens was still outside the gates of London and a real garden. Its owner, Sir Christopher Hatton, is said to have entertained the queen, who was famously unmarried throughout her life, in other ways too.

Source: Stern

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