Tour Locations | Historical Pubs of London: A Tipply Trundle Through Liquid History
Samuel Pepys Plaque
Turn right when we emerge from the tunnel and take another 20 paces or so, and I'll meet you next to the handsome square blue plaque mounted on the right hand wall.
This plaque remembers London's great 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys being born here. As a young boy he saw the execution of Charles I, lived through the Great Plague and famously kept a daily diary through the Great Fire in 1666. When he heard the fire was approaching his house, he dashed home to bury his most valuable items in his garden. Any ideas what he buried? His wine and Parmesan cheese of course! A man after my own heart.
Now let's carry straight on past the plaque and we'll soon be on the world famous Fleet Street...AKA "the street of shame".