Esoteric London

No. 1104: Lower Clapton Road, E5

Posted in Pubs by esotericlondon on May 22, 2014

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Lower Clapton Road, London, E5. Photo ©RogerDean 2014

Curiosities Of London, Exhibiting The Most Rare And Remarkable Objects Of Interest In The Metropolis With Nearly Sixty Years’ Personal Recollections – John Timbs, 1867: 

White Hart, Covent-garden, gave name to Hart-street, and is mentioned in a lease to Sir William Cecil (Lord Burghley) of Sept. 7th, 1570.

[The pub named after Cecil himself stands on Lower Clapton Road, E5 but it has been closed and boarded up since 2006. With the Lower Clapton Road nicknamed ‘Murder Mile’ in the 1990’s the pub got a reputation for its unsavoury and ‘colourful’ clientele prompting one reviewer on www.beerintheevening.com to state, ‘you’ll never need to visit London Zoo if you drink here enough’ whilst another said ‘Nuts and bolts boozer. Not ideal for romantic dates or acid.’ R.D.]