31 May 2012, 2:33 p.m. - Glyn

The Golden Lion was "possibly" owned by a Mr Francis Jefferey at the time of Pepys's visit. It may "possibly" be referred to as the Red Lion in the Strand in the 16th-century ballad "Bartholomew Fair" by Ben Jonson. Source: “Taverns and Tokens of Pepys London” (1976) by George Berry, page 103,


Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.