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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Flying Horse

 
 
The Flying Horse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. The Flying Horse Marker
Inscription. The Flying Horse is the last remaining pub on Oxford Street. The current building was built in 1892 and had been called The Tottenham since then. Prior to 1892, another pub called The Flying Horse was located on the site which dates back to at least 1790.

The Flying Horse sits on the St Giles Circus crossroads where Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, Charing Cross Road and New Oxford Street meet.

St Giles Circus was once the location of the gallows until the 15th century and was also the area that the Great Plague started in 1665.

St. Giles became one of the most popular saints in the West of lepers, beggars, cripples, and of those struck by sudden misery.

In its early days regulars of The Flying Horse, then called The Tottenham, were theatregoers from the nearby Tottenham Street Theatre an auditorium that was once London's finest music hall. The three curvaceous ladies on the pub walls were painted by Felix de Jong, the leading decorative artist in music hall.
 
Erected by Nicholson's Freehouse.
 
Location. 51° 30.989′ N, 0° 7.845′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road on Oxford Street

The Flying Horse and Marker - Wide View, Looking Across Oxford Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. The Flying Horse and Marker - Wide View, Looking Across Oxford Street
The marker is just barely visible here, on the left side of the Flying Horse, behind the head of the backpack-wearing pedestrian crossing the street.
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Oxford Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 1AN, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Seacole (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles Kitterbell (about 120 meters away); Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk (about 210 meters away); Anthony Hope (about 210 meters away); Thomas Hodgkin (about 210 meters away); Thomas Wakley (about 210 meters away); William Hazlitt (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Bedford College for Women (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
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<i>London - Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
3. London - Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road
This view shows the St. Giles Circus crossroads, more than a century earlier, taken from New Oxford Street and looking west on Oxford Street, with Tottenham Court Road to the right and Charing Cross Road to the left. The Flying Horse would be in the building in on the right, although the pub itself is not quite visible here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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