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Peacock Inn, Islington

Building   From 1564 To 1962

Categories: Commerce, Food & Drink

From Islington Council

"Four inns are known to have occupied this site, with the earliest dating from 1564. The Peacock has been immortalised both in print and on canvas. In 1823, James Pollard painted his North Country Mails at the Peacock.

In the novel "Tom Brown's School Days", Tom spends a night at the Peacock before catching the 'Tally Ho' coach to Rugby. Dickens also mentions the Peacock in his story "Boots at the Cherry Tree Inn." The importance of the Peacock declined with the demise of the four-in-hand carriage; the travelling public now entrusted itself to the railways. In 1857 the distinctive exterior of the Peacock was transformed with large plate shop windows and shop fittings, but it continued as a public house until 1962."

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Peacock Inn, Islington

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Peacock Inn

Peacock Inn stood here, 1564 - 1962 Historic Site, London Borough of Islington

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