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Plaque: Horniman at Hay's


Nicholson's Est. 1873
The Horniman at Hay's was built following the redevelopment of 'Hay's Wharf', London's oldest and largest port, founded in 1651. the port's warehouses were built in 1857 by Thomas Cubitt and used for unloading tea and other provisions for the London trade. It was one of the first places to use cold storage, importing butter and cheese from New Zealand from 1867 and commonly known as the 'Larder of London'. The pub itself was built on the site of one of the warehouses owned by a Victorian tea-dealer named Frederick Horniman.

The plaque is incorrect in giving Thomas Cubitt as the designer. It was in fact the, unrelated, Sir William Cubitt.

Site: Horniman at Hay's (1 memorial)

SE1, Queen's Walk, Horniman pub

In our photo the plaque is in the dark arcade.

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Horniman at Hay's

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Sir William Cubitt

Civil Engineer. Born Norfolk. President of The Institute of Civil Engineers. ...

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Frederick Horniman

Tea merchant, benefactor and politician. Born Frederick John Horniman at Brid...

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Hay's Wharf

The land between Tooley Street and the Thames has been occupied by wharves an...

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Horniman at Hay's

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Nicholson's pubs

The Nicholson's brothers opened their first pub in 1873.

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