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° 30.839′ N, 0° 7.916′ 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. The Dog and Duck (here, next to this marker); Dr. John Snow
Regarding William Nicholson. This marker is identical to those found on other Nicholson's-owned pubs; Nicholson's has more than 50 pubs in London. If a substantial portion of those pubs have the same plaque, as seems likely, then William Nicholson would be the most plaqued person in London.
Also see . . . William Nicholson (distiller) (Wikipedia). "William Nicholson (2 September 1824 – 25 July 1909) was an English distiller and Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1866 and 1885, and later joined the Conservative Party. He was also an English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1845 to 1869." (Submitted on December 20, 2017.)
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