4 Annotations

First Reading

Dudley  •  Link

I would sugest we are talking about the Horn in Knightrider St,three mins walk from the Wardrobe and on Sam's way home.

TerryF  •  Link

L&M say (Companion) the Horn in the Diary period is on the n. side of Fleet St., just outside St Dunstan's, which may be found on the upper-middle part of this segment of the 1746 map. http://www.motco.com/map/81002/Se…

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Horn Tavern (The), Fleet Street, north side, near Johnson's Court, now Anderton's Hotel, was left to the Goldsmiths' Company in 1405, by Thomas Atte Hay, citizen and Goldsmith, "for the better support and sustentation of the infirm members of the Company." The property is still possessed by the Goldsmiths.

And when they pleased to think upon us, told us they were to dine together at the Horn, in Fleet Street, being a house where their lawyer resorted. . . . He embraced one young gentleman, and gave him many riotous instructions how to carry himself . . . told him he must acquaint himself with many gallants of the Inns of Court, and keep rank with those that spend most ... his lodging must be about the Strand in any case, being remote from the handicraft scent of the City; his eating must be in some famous tavern, as the Horn, the Mitre, or the Mermaid; and then, after dinner, he must venture beyond sea, that is, in a choice pair of nobleman's oars, to the Bankside, where he must sit out the breaking up of a comedy; or the first cut of a tragedy; or rather, if his humours so serve him, to call in at the Blackfriars, where he should see a nest of boys able to ravish a man.—Father Hubbard's Tales, 4to, 1604.

"Near the Horn Tavern in Fleet Street," Mrs. Salmon established her Waxwork Exhibition; and "next the Horn Tavern in Fleet Street," Snelling lived and sold coins. Anderton's Hotel, the successor to the Horn, was rebuilt 1879-1880 on a larger and more ambitious scale. It now occupies Nos. 162 to 165, and is a lofty Queen Anne building of red brick, stone, and granite, one of the showiest edifices in Fleet Street.
---London, Past and Present. H.B. Wheatley, 1891.

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