london · Pub · UK

The Grapes, Limehouse

Co-owned by Sir Ian McKellen this pub inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. Charles Dickens was a patron and even mentioned it in his novel “Our Mutual Friend”.

“A tavern of dropsical appearance… long settled down into a state of hale infirmity. It had outlasted many a sprucer public house, indeed the whole house impended over the water but seemed to have got into the condition of a faint-hearted diver, who has paused so long on the brink that he will never go in at all.”

The Grapes, Limehouse

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