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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

One of London's oldest pubs with strong literary connections.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub Sign.
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a hugely significant pub with regards to literary connections.

It had many notable “regulars” including Charles Dickens, G.K. Chesterton, Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alfred Tennyson, Samuel Johnson and W. B. Yeats.

Voltaire even visited the Cheshire!

Moreover, many of those writers mention the pub specifically in their works: Agatha Christie’s famous detective, Poirot, dined with a client there in The Million Dollar Bond Robbery; Charles Dickens mentioned it in A Tale of Two Cities; and Soviet writer, Boris Pilnyak, visited the pub in 1923 and later wrote a story entitled Staryi Syr, ("old cheese" in Russian), part of which takes place in this pub.

📍145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BU

The nearest station is City Thameslink Train Station. 🚆⁠

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