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

The Dog and Duck

 
 
The Dog and Duck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. The Dog and Duck Marker
Above the D & D marker is a historical marker for William Nicholson, which has its own entry in the database.
Inscription. A Dog & Duck tavern has been on this site since at least 1734. The 18th Century pub was demolished in 1897, to be replaced by the present building. It is thought to have one of London's most exquisite interiors of the late Victorian period. The Dog & Duck sits on the corner of Bateman Street and Frith Street. Bateman Street was formerly known as Queen Street but was renamed after Viscount Bateman of the Monmouth Estate. Frith Street was one of the earliest residential streets to be laid out in Soho. Soho was once a royal hunting ground in the days of Henry VIII. So-ho, from which the area derives its name, was a hunting call, which once echoed across the fields here. Historically, Soho seems to have been a magnet for remarkable characters such as the author George Orwell, who was a regular drinker at the Dog & Duck.
 
Location. 51° 30.839′ N, 0° 7.917′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Bateman Street and Frith Street, on the right when traveling west on Bateman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Bateman Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 3AJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Nicholson (here, next to this marker); Dr. John Snow
The Dog and Duck Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. The Dog and Duck Marker - Wide View
(a few steps from this marker); William Hazlitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Joseph Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); Karl Marx (within shouting distance of this marker); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (within shouting distance of this marker); John Logie Baird (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Admiral Duncan Pub (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Dog and Duck (Nicholson's). "Many famous historical figures have enjoyed the hospitality of The Dog and Duck, including John Constable, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and George Orwell. Our pub was originally built in 1734 on the site of the Duke of Monmouth's home. The present building was built in 1897, and is considered to have one of London's most exquisite interiors of the period, characterised by thousands of highly glazed tiles." (Submitted on December 20, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. pub
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Dog and Duck image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
3. The Dog and Duck
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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