London – Soho

The Pillars of Hercules is another pub with literary connections. It’s in Greek Street in Soho, just across Oxford Street from Fitzrovia (see two previous blogs). Charles Dickens is known to have frequented this pub, but more interesting is the Dickens connection with the alleyway next to the pub. It’s called Manette Street, which Dickens fans will know relates to “A Tale of Two Cities”. When Lucie Manette and her father come to London they live in rooms in this alleyway, visited there by Mr Lorry from Tellsons Bank.

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