2i's coffee bar

2i's coffee bar

Birthplace of British rock 'n roll and the popular music industry. Mickie Most started as a singing waiter here. Owen Adams provides a huge amount of information.

Place, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Music / songs

1 memorial
Abbey Tavern

Abbey Tavern

Architect: Alexander Builder: S. R . Lamble

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Ace Cafe

Ace Cafe

It originally catered for the traffic on the newly opened North Circular Road. Destroyed in a WW2 air raid, it was rebuilt in 1949 and through the 50s became a haven for the 'ton-up-boys' and then ...

Building, Food & Drink, Transport

2 memorials
Adelphi Theatre Restaurant

Adelphi Theatre Restaurant

Grade II Listed.  In 1878 Agostino and Stefano Gatti bought the Adelphi Theatre lease and the adjacent building then called the Marble Halls.  In the building next to the theatre Spencer Chadwick d...

Building, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Admiral Duncan pub bombing

Admiral Duncan pub bombing

Well known as a gay pub, the Admiral Duncan was the site chosen by Neo-Nazi David Copeland to detonate a nail bomb which killed three people and wounded 70. See also Brixton nail bomb.

Event, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Gender Issues, Terrorism, Tragedy

2 memorials
Tassaduq Ahmed

Tassaduq Ahmed

Born in Assam. He came to London in 1952, founded the Pakistan Welfare Association, and became a leading organiser of the fledgling Bengali language movement. He set up Desher Dak (Call To Land), t...

Person, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Journalism / Publishing, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial
Albion Mills

Albion Mills

Corn mill built by Matthew Boulton, James Watt and John Rennie.  Rennie moved from Scotland to London when invited to work on the construction of these Mills.  Burnt down in 1791 and Spitalfields L...

Building, Food & Drink, Industry

1 memorial
Albion Tavern

Albion Tavern

26 Russell Street (previously Great Russel Street).  Pubs History lists licencees from 1848 but it dates back to the 18th century at least.  Closed by 1922.

Building, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Aldermanbury water conduit

Aldermanbury water conduit

Erected uder the will of Sir W. Eastfield.  Destroyed in the Great Fire but rebuilt.  Finally removed in the 18th century.

Building, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Anderton's Hotel

Anderton's Hotel

In the fifteenth century this was the Horn tavern. In the early seventeenth century the hotel was popular with the legal community. A new building was erected in 1880 and probably that was the one ...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
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