Posted by: offmotorway | March 25, 2011

Hidden London Gem – The George Inn

George Inn

The George Inn

The George Inn is hidden away down an alley off Borough high street and is a fascinating glimpse back in time.  The current building was built in 1677 after the original medieval inn burnt down, and it is London’s last galleried coaching inn.  It has been threatened with destruction many times, but now, owned by the National Trust, it’s future seems more certain.  Charles Dickens is supposed to have frequented the pub and mentions it in’ Little Dorrit’, while Shakespeare is reputed to have visited the earlier incarnation.  The Borough of Southwark has one of the richest histories of any area of London, being established before the city itself. 

Today you can take coffee or a pint in the George or have a meal in the upstairs dining room, which formerly housed the inn’s bedrooms.

The George

The George bar

The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High Street, Southwark, London SE1 1NH

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  1. Totally awesome picture you got.

  2. […] today’s Borough Market.  He wrote about the area, but little of it can still be seen, except for The George pub,London’s only remaining galleried inn, at 77 Borough High […]


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