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The pub is probably the most democratic establishment within the kingdom – with a considerably weird historical past. Photographer Horst Friedrichs and writer John Warland got down to discover probably the most distinctive pubs in London – and took the stern with you for a beer.

London's most legendary pub is sort of unattainable to search out. It's like a type of hidden object photos: Hidden between the jewellers' outlets within the diamond retailers' road Hatton Gardens, a slim archway results in “Ye Olde Mitre”. Whoever finds it will likely be rewarded with just a little journey into the previous. The two-storey pub with the outdated wood barrels in entrance of the door has been there since 1546, and legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I as soon as danced round a cherry tree right here for May Day, when Hatton Gardens was nonetheless exterior the gates of London and an actual backyard. Its proprietor, Sir Christopher Hatton, is alleged to have entertained the queen, who was famously single all through her life, in different methods too.

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