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The inn at Holloway mentioned by Samuel Pepys in 1661 as the Sign of the Woman with cakes in one hand and a pot of ale in the other was the Mother Red Cap, Upper Holloway, (Footnote 65) which existed in the 1630s. (Footnote 66)

From: British History Online
Source: Islington: Social and cultural activities. A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume VIII, Patricia Croot (1985).…

Glyn  •  Link

There is still a Mother Redcap in Holloway (on Holloway Road near Archway Underground Station). It now has no connection to the tavern that the Pepys visited but does have an information panel containing today

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