Esoteric London

No. 967: Northumberland Avenue, WC2

Posted in Eating places, Meteorological by esotericlondon on November 12, 2013

© Roger Dean RED_4789 copy

Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2013

The Journals of Arnold Bennett – Arnold Bennett, 1933:

July 13, 1897

I lunched at the Rainbow, a type of City restaurant which is passing away. A large dark room, sombrely furnished in mahogany, and gaslighted, even in the sunshine of a hot July day.