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Pimlico Hostelry and Pleasure Gardens Pimlico Hostelry and Pleasure Gardens

Plaque: Pimlico Hostelry and Pleasure Gardens

Inscription

This site formed part of the Pimlico Hostelry and Pleasure Gardens, a noted place of entertainment, established by 1590s. Ben Jonson, playwright, poet and writer of court masques, fought a duel near here.
London Borough of Hackney

The Pimlico Tavern was in Hogsden (now Hoxton), close to The Curtain, The Theatre, and The Fortune playhouses, which explains Jonson's presence in the area, and that of his fellow duellist, an actor.

Site: Pimlico Hostelry and Pleasure Gardens (1 memorial)

N1, Pitfield Street, Arden House

The plaque, rather lost in shadows, is just to the right of the far lamppost.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Pimlico Hostelry and Pleasure Gardens

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Ben Jonson

Playwright and poet. Born in Westminster, possibly, and a committed Londoner,...

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Pimlico Tavern & Pimlico Pleasure Gardens, Hoxton

It seems likely that this tavern and pleasure gardens took the name of a publ...

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Pimlico Hostelry and Pleasure Gardens

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Hackney Council

Shoreditch Borough Council took over Shoreditch Vestry and was itself taken o...

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