The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:

Open location in Google Maps: 51.185921, -0.612886

3 Annotations

First Reading

Glyn  •  Link

"A town full of interesting buildings and narrow streets, one a centre of the cloth trade and a staging post on the London to Portsmouth road. The original
grammar school is now part of the Red Lion. In 1881 the town became the first in the world to have a public electricity supply.

"Kings Arms & Royal Hotel. High Street. Old coaching inn which was once visited by Peter the Great with 20 of his men. Breakfast included half a lamb and half a sheep, 22 fowl and a quart each of mulled wine. Lunch included three stone of ribs of beef (48 pounds, 22 kg) along with sundry joints. These days the spacious rambling wood-panelled interior features various coats
of arms. The "Royal" tote was conferred by Henry VIII.

"Red Lion. Mill Lane. Large building formed from several old properties including the mayor's residence and courthouse.

"Richmond Arms. High Street. Dates from the 14th century.

"Rose & Crown. Cottage-like pub with parts dating from the 16th century.

"Star Inn. 400-year-old pub of character."

Source: "The Surrey Pub Guide".

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

It has been supposed that Godliman Street in London obtained its name from the sale of leather prepared at Godalming.
---Wheatley, 1899.

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

There is a 14th century inn in Godalming, the King's Arms and Royal Hotel:
"There has been a building on our site since the 1300s although
the first mention of the Kings itself is not until 1639. It wasn’t until
1936 that the Kings left private ownership and was bought by the
Friary Brewery of Guildford which later became part of Allied Breweries.
The Georgian frontage was added in 1753 although the size of the
building was reduced in the 1890s when a decline in trade resulted
in part of the front being turned into a shop.
"We’ve had a few famous guests over the years including Tsar Peter
the Great (who left without paying his bill!) as well as some European
“royalty” who met here in 1814 to discuss post war Europe after
the Battle of Trafalgar. Tsar Peter the Great’s visit is commemorated
by a plaque on the front of the building which was unveiled in 1998
by the Russian Ambassador to commemorate the tricentenary of
the visit."…

The artwork shows Peter the Great's dinner and breakfast menus -- all liquor and meat, until you see the last line which mentions salad.

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