Esoteric London

No. 1137: Hanbury Street, E1

Posted in Drink, Markets by esotericlondon on July 8, 2014

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Hanbury Street, London, E1. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

Round London: Down East And Up West – Montagu Williams Q.C., 1894:

UP WEST – CHAPTER IX

COVENT GARDEN

In my early days it was no uncommon thing for young gentlemen, after passing the night in a somewhat dissipated manner, to wend their way, in the small hours of the morning, to Covent Garden Market in order to have a cup of coffee at the stall by the church, and, as they expressed it, “to see life with the costers.”
There were many counter attractions to bed in those days.