Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 7:30 PM
16 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LY
The Fitzroy Tavern – https://whatpub.com/pubs/WLD/16539/fitzroy-tavern-london – is a Sam Smith’s pub which re-opened in 2016 following a lengthy refurbishment intended to restore it to its original late nineteenth-century state. There are several separate bar areas so I’ll put a comment up on the site shortly before the start of the event to let everyone know where to find us.
The nearest underground station is Goodge Street. Turn right when you leave the station and walk down Tottenham Court Road for about 250 yards until you reach The Rising Sun pub. Turn right into Windmill Street and you’ll find The Fitzroy Tavern straight ahead of you on the corner of Windmill Street and Charlotte Street, directly opposite the Charlotte Street Hotel. Tottenham Court Road underground station is also fairly close.
The plan is to move on to The Duke of York, 47 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NW – https://whatpub.com/pubs/WLD/16532/duke-of-york-london– at around 8.45 and then the Marquis of Granby, 2 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NR – https://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/themarquisofgranbyrathbonestreetlondon – at around 10.00.
The Duke of York in Rathbone Street is reputed to be the only pub in the world with a sign depicting a living member of the Royal family. Apparently, this would normally breach Royal protocol but Prince Andrew, the current holder of the title, gave permission for his likeness to be used in this particular instance.
By contrast, The Marquis Of Granby, a successful and popular 18th Century military commander, is said to have more pubs named after him than any other person, thanks to the generosity he showed to the officers who served under him, by setting them up in the pub trade when they reached the end of their service.
All three of these pubs close at 11pm but The Draft House, Charlotte, 43 Goodge Street, W1T 1TA – http://www.drafthouse.co.uk – should be open until midnight.
To sign up for the event, please join the group at http://www.meetup.com/London-Pub-Meetup/