Saturday, 10 August 2013

Pub Signs of London

Recently I went to London for the first time. It was great. While London will never replace Paris in my heart, I did really enjoy being there, and seeing so many world famous sights and amazing things. One of the things I particularly enjoyed were the pub signs.













Even the signs for public houses convey such a sense of history. Next trip to London I must manage to actually visit a pub!

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17 comments:

Brona Joy said...

I lived in London for 6 mnths (way back when in 1991) and had a return visit in 2007. So London has a very dear spot in my heart. I loved your signs today - they brough back lots of great memories :-)

Paulita said...

I love your pub signs. You're right they convey so much history. Here's Mine

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love the signs! I would so enjoying entering some (or all!) of these pubs. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

rippleeffects said...

You're right. They are emblems of history... and all so classy too. Interesting post!

rippleeffects said...

You're right. They are emblems of history... and all so classy too. Interesting post!

Jeanie said...

These are just fabulous, Louise! I love every single one! And yes, one day you must step inside!

Peggy Ann said...

I love the signs! Since I will never get to London, thanks for sharing them with us!

grammajudyb said...

As I scrolled through your photos I was wondering if you actually visited each of the pubs and marveled that you must be quite the beer connoisseur, but you put me right at the end of your post, saying you did not necessarily visit each one. LOL
Those signs are very interesting, I have never been to London or Paris. Jealous!!!!

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Wouldn't those make a great coffee-table book - Pub Signs of England! Loved them!

Christine Harding said...

Fabulous signs - I always like to try anf find the history behind the name, but sometimes I wonder if they are made up for the fun of it! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/XT7zg4

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

I visited London recently, as well. You can see history everywhere, can't you?

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've never tried London. Please don't get me hooked on another beautiful yet faraway place.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I love it! I'd be stopping in every one of them. London is still on my list of places to go.

Wrighty said...

Those are truly works of art! What a great idea to feature them in your post! I've never been to London and probably will never get there so I really enjoy hearing about other people's visits. I hope you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for sharing a bit of history!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

London will NEVER replace Paris in my heart either, I go quite often as my mother in law lives there , (I live near Oxford) about 60 miles from London ,, and I have wonderful friend who has just moved FROM Paris to London , (and get married), Years ago English pubs used to be brilliant and full of character ,, I personally do not like going to them ,, much prefer a Parisien Café /bar / restaurant :-)but as you say the signs are interesting.

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Martha Eskuchen said...

These are great signs. My DH and I enjoyed our trip to London in 2005 and one of these days I'll be pulling out some of those photos.
We ate at a nearby pub but I don't recall seeing nice signs like your shots. Thanks for sharing.