Monday, October 3, 2022



One of the things you can do in London is go to pubs, I like that and enjoyed the Princess of Prussia, the famous French House and the Coach & Horses, the last two being in Soho.

Just a lot of fun but be ready for a bit of a scrum inside and out the Soho pubs for the first part of the evening. They get more manageable as the night goes on. Then, after last orders, you can stroll down the road to Bar Italia for coffee. Always a good result.

And I know it's not a pub but I like Gordon's, which is a wine bar on Villiers Street, next to Charing Cross station. Back in the '80s the action was all inside, in a cellarlike bar, but now you can spread out onto a congenial terrace, and drink your claret under helpful heat lamps. The food's good too, simple and not too pricey.

Convenient. You can walk down the Strand or the Embankment, pull into Gordon's, enjoy that, then head over to Soho for the rest of the night. Fun, and it was good to revisit old haunts and discover they were still there, mostly unchanged.

Of course other things have changed, but that's another story.

Pints all 'round,



Kid said...

I'll have a bitters please. And some mushy peas.

Wild, wild west said...

Nice to see some old reliable places escape the march of "progress" if you want to call it that.

Dad of Six said...

Looks good!

infidel de manahatta said...

A wine bar, eh?

"“Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for your stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.”

Good to know you are following in Paul's footsteps.

LSP said...

Had some of those the other day, Kid. Tasty, with fish and chips.

LSP said...

I was vastly reassured, WSF. Wasn't sure what to expect after the COVID thing.

LSP said...

Big fun, DOS!

LSP said...

Always, Infidel.