The George

The George (HM23KV)

Location: London, England WC2R 1AP Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.792', W 0° 6.784'

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The George was founded in 1723 as a coffee house, became Georges Hotel in 1830 and then a public house as it is today. Former regulars of The George include Horace Walpole, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, who for a while used The George as his postal address. Another of the frequent customers was the con-man Henry Perfect who was fond of impersonating vicars, and is often said to have rented rooms upstairs. Although the design appears to be 18th Century it is in fact late Victorian, even the reproduction half timbered facade. Known as 'Back to the Inn', the design is characterised by false beams, half-timbered gables, and leaded windows. The George is particularly imposing with its stained glass and wooden carvings, such as monks on each side of the front window, and other more eccentric carvings, including the frogs and the seemingly naked man chasing pigs.
HM NumberHM23KV
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Date Added Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 700313 N 5710848
Decimal Degrees51.51320000, -0.11306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.792', W 0° 6.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 47.52" N, 0° 6' 47.04" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213 Strand, London England WC2R 1AP, GB
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