For some reason, people think I know where the good LONDON PUBS are. It makes me smile, but let me give you a few hints. First, If it is crowded, there is a reason. Second, If the crowd is rather well dressed, people are there to meet their friends and drink before going home for the evening.
Let me tell you about two great pubs in two very different parts of London. The first one is THE SALISBURY on ST. MARTIN’S LANE. This club is like a pub from Charles Dickens’s times. There are lots of tourists here, lots of pre-and-post theatre people, and many LADS having a drink while refurbishing some building on CECIL COURT. LOTS, LOTS, LOTS of local color here. Really fun and always full of exciting people and conversation. Sorry, no flower boxes!
The second pub where the “right people” of St. James’s like to go is the RED LION on DUKE OF YORK STREET where it meets JERMYN STREET. I took some images here, and I loved the crowd. Within minutes, I was engaged in conversation about every subject from Iraq to Obama. I try to avoid both subjects, so I turned the conversation to the Queen’s holiday at Balmoral which went over like a lead balloon. Anyway, it is a very friendly gathering place with ladies all dressed up on their way home from their classy jobs and men wearing their Jermyn Street ties and shirts. Really fun. AND THE FLOWERS! Wow!
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918