Plaque: Giltspur Street compter
Site of the Giltspur Street Compter, demolished 1854.
The Corporation of the City of London
Site: Giltspur Street compter (1 memorial)
EC1, Giltspur Street
Discovering London took great delight in proving that the "cells" in the pub next door, the Viaduct, are, contrary to urban myth, nothing to do with either this compter or Newgate Prison, which used to be on the southern side of this junction. These "cells" are just cellars for the beer etc. that the pub needed to stock, and keep behind lock and key.