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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

"... and thence led her about down to the 3 Cranes [Tavern in the Vintry], and there took boat for the Falcon, and at a house looking into the fields there took up and sat an hour or two ..."

"... I by water over to Southwarke, and so walked to the Falkon, on the Bank-side, and there got another boat, ..."

So we know it was quiet place in Bankside, close to the river, with pleasant views of fields.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

The Falcon, a public house in Bankside. Situated within the wall of what is now a restaurant in London’s Bankside (on the southern bank of the Thames), is an inconspicuous slab of stone. It is the last example of the seats that once dotted the South Bank. Before 1750 there were two ways to cross the Thames: by London Bridge, or by hiring a ferryman (or “wherryman” as they were referred to) who would shuttle commuters and commodities in confined water taxis, or “wherries.” Stone seats lined the bank, used as a perches where the wherrymen could wait for passengers. The next bridge across the Thames was at Kingston-on-Thames in Surrey. For pictures, see --


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