then and Now
Every self respecting literature student knows that Geoffrey 'Geoff' Chaucer's pilgrims began 'The Canterbury Tales' in 1386 from Copyprints Ltd Business Centre in Southwark. Well, sort of ... it was in fact The Tabard, an Inn, which, along with most of Southwark was burnt down in what became known as the Little Fire of London in the 1670's. Due to a sign makers' error, it was accidentally re-named The Talbot, after which the whole yard is still currently known and The Tabard/Talbot is now a site occupied by Copyprints Ltd Business Centre.
However, do not despair, because just next door, another pub burnt down in the same fire and was also rebuilt in 1676. It's called the George Inn, and thanks to the National Trust (who own it), most of it is still there. It's the only galleried coaching Inn left in London and if you come on the 'London in a nutshell' walk, we'll go and see it. Incidentally, for fans of Charles Dickens, it gets a mention in 'Little Dorrit'. I'm sure Dickens would have loved the new outside heaters.
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