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William Nicholson

 
 
William Nicholson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
1. William Nicholson Marker
Inscription.  
William Nicholson
( 1824 – 1909 )
Distiller, Politician,
Cricket Player, Benefactor
This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William Nicholson was a Victorian all-rounder - a businessman, MP, and sporting hero. He played first-class cricket, ran the family's distilling business, and financed Lord's cricket ground and its famous pavilion. In 1873, William revitalised a collection of characterful alehouses, each one an architectural delight with a strong sense of place and individuality. William added craftsmanship - marble, tiling, vibrant leaded windows - and his larger-than-life personality. William's influence is lasting. His alehouses are still brimming with warmth, tradition, and timeless hospitality.
 
Location. 51° 30.488′ N, 0° 7.428′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Villiers Street just from John Adam Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located
The Princess of Wales pub image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
2. The Princess of Wales pub
The marker is at the right of the entrance.
at the Princess of Wales pub. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 Villiers Street, City of Westminster, England WC2N 6ND, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rudyard Kipling (here, next to this marker); Kipling House (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Pepys (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Pepys & etc. (within shouting distance of this marker); York Watergate (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named York Watergate (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 1987 Great Storm (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
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The Princess of Wales pub image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 29, 2018
3. The Princess of Wales pub
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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