Esoteric London

No. 601: Pancras Road, NW1

Posted in Pubs, Transport by esotericlondon on June 18, 2012

King’s Cross Station, Pancras Road, London, NW1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

Living London – George R. Sims (Ed.), 1902:

It was an observant Frenchman who, arguing from insufficient information, was deluded by the obvious into the reflection that the omnibus system of London was arranged for the purpose, when it was not taking travellers from a public-house to a railway station or from a railway station to a public-house, of conveying passengers from one public-house to another. It is, of course, a fact that the termini of the majority of bus routes are made at public-houses, and that the average Londoner, in pointing out the way to a stranger, will punctuate his directions with references to well known taverns.

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