Esoteric London

No. 991: Princelet Street, E1

Posted in Food, Graffiti, Political London, Pubs by esotericlondon on December 16, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_6055 copy

Princelet Street, London, E1. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

Reliques Of Old London Upon The Banks Of The Thames & In The Suburbs South Of The River – H. B. Wheatley, 1899:

The town of Greenwich, with its hospital, park and observatory is one of the most interesting suburbs of London, from its wealth of historical associations.

The town itself has grown up to its present size from a small fishing village. The supply of whitebait made it famous centuries ago, and its fish dinners have made it a favourite resort up to our own time. The Ministerial fish dinners are supposed to have originated in the banquets given at the Palace to the Council during their sittings. In later times the “Ship” was the resort of the Conservative Ministers and the “Trafalgar” of the Liberals.

The first notice of the “Ship” is in 1634, and there is a token of the house extant with the representation of a ship in full sail, and the legend “Ship Tavern, 1640.”

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