Saturday May 18th 2013
29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls, London, EC4V 5BH
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The Centre Page began life as The Horn Tavern founded in 1660 after the restoration of King Charles II. The origins of the name may have come from the King's celebrations or as there were several coaching inns around St Paul's the sound of the coaching horn may also have given inspiration.
Many historic figures have frequented The Horn
Samuel Pepys visited to meet friends between 1663 and 1664.
It was also a gathering place for Tory politicians and in the 18th century it was popular with Freemasons.
Around 1790 The Horn also became a coffee house and indeed Charles Dickens mentions the tavern in The Pickwick Papers. When Mr. Pickwick was visited in Fleet prison by his friends Winkle, Snodgrass and Tupman, they ordered "a bottle or two of very good wine, for which a messenger was dispatched to the Horn Coffee House "
The Horn was destroyed during The Great Fire of London and rebuilt but survived the Blitz and a threat of demolition in 1967 after a campaign saved it and its history.
With The Royal College of Arms and the majesty of St Paul's Cathedral on its door step The Centre Page is still surrounded by historic London and with the new Millennium Foot Bridge due to open later in the year the Tate Modern Gallery will be just a stroll away.
So come on in and have a drink and think about what sights and scenes this pub must has seen. If only the walls could talk.
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Telephone: 0207 2363 614
Fax: 0207 2363 615
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