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The Three Greyhounds

 
 
The Three Greyhounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. The Three Greyhounds Marker
Inscription. The Three Greyhounds, an old English pub of around 1910, has a mock Tudor exterior made using artificial timbering, lead casements, small gables and big lanterns. The premises have been licensed since 1847, before when it was home to various shops, including an ironmonger's. The building was first licensed as 'The Three Greyhounds' in 1927, its name relating to hunting with dogs which took place in the open fields which were Soho. Greyhounds today are more commonly associated with greyhound-racing, with the term 'grey' having nothing to do with colour, but stemming from the old English term 'gazehound', since the animal relies more on sight than sound.
 
Erected by Nicholson's Pubs.
 
Location. 51° 30.809′ N, 0° 7.816′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Greek Street and Moor Street, on the left when traveling south on Greek Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Greek Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 5DD, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Logie Baird (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Snow
The Three Greyhounds Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. The Three Greyhounds Marker - Wide View
The marker is just visible here, mounted to the pub exterior, just beneath the awning.
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Hazlitt (about 150 meters away); Dr. Joseph Rogers (about 150 meters away); Karl Marx (about 180 meters away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (about 210 meters away); Keith Moon (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Three Greyhounds (Nicholson's Pubs). "Our pub is so named from the dogs once used to hunt hares when Soho was open ground. Greek Street, on which we sit, dates to the 1670s and is named after the Greek Church that stood in Hog Lane. It is recorded that Casanova stayed in this street in 1764 and other records show the pub at this site in 1927, although licensed premises have existed here since at least 1847." (Submitted on October 26, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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