Public house popular with London's Bohemian set in the 1930s, as were all the pubs in Fitzrovia, and beyond. Customers including George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, Edwin Muir and Humphrey Jennings were known for a while as the the 'Wheatsheaf Writers'. Other habituees included the poet Philip O'Connor and Quentin Crisp. The photograph taken in 2012 in the upstairs bar of the pub, shows Ellis Jones, former deputy head of RADA, reading a short poem by Lawrence Durrell at the launch of a new book telling the story of the marriage of Durell to Nancy Myers.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk