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The George Inn

William Shakespeare & Charles Dickens Inspiration.

The exterior of the George Inn in Southwark, London
The exterior of the George Inn in Southwark

George Inn – or, The George – is a pub first established in the medieval period serving as a coaching inn at that time. ⁠ ⁠

The records of this coaching inn date back to 1542. Although the current building dates back to 1676 when it was rebuilt following a devastating fire.⁠ ⁠

William Shakespeare often frequented the inn. 🍻⁠ ⁠

Charles Dickens personally visited and stayed at the George Hotel which he described as 'one of the best inns in England' in his novel, Nicholas Nickleby. ⁠ ⁠

He also referred to it in his book, Little Dorrit. 📓⁠ ⁠

The inn is now owned by the National Trust.⁠ ⁠

A memorial plaque can be found at the site.⁠ ⁠

📍75-77 Borough High St, London SE1 1NH⁠ ⁠

The nearest station is London Bridge Underground Station.🚆⁠ ⁠

if you want to find more hidden literary gems in London visit our Writer's Path Map 👈⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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