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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
A Tunnel & a Workhouse
Once a Victorian workhouse with an adjoining tunnel
Location: 44 Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly, W1B 5DP
Description: The 'Leicester Arms' is one of many pubs in the Piccadilly area with a story to tell - but on this occasion the yarn takes in the boozer next door, the 'Glassblower'.
Both buildings were once in fact the same building, both being part of the same Victorian workhouse, the Leicster Arms was in fact the children's play area of the workhouse (I would imagine not a great deal of fun was had there).
The two pubs were also originally joined by a large tunnel, now filled, you can still see where the it used to be on closer pub inspection.
So in summary... these pubs have a rich heritage and tunnel - but can you find it? Grab a drink and see how you get on.