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The George Inn

George Inn
George Inn Yard, off Borough
High Street, SE1
Borough

The George Inn is one of the most important pubs in London. It is the only remaining example of the old style galleried coaching inns, its importance was recognised by The National Trust who now owns the building. For centuries the only crossing over the Thames into the City of London was London Bridge. Southwark, situated at the southern end of the bridge became very important as a consequence. Not only was it the ideal place for travellers to rest after arrival, but it was outside the tight control of City jurisdiction thus allowing it to become the entertainment centre of London. The road to London Bridge was dominated by inns primarily serving the travellers. The George was one of many.

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