London Rambles Pub Signs

Pub signs are an endless source of fascination, the names alone often hide an interesting piece of history
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Bull and Gate, Kentish Town, London

Bull and Gate, Kentish Town, London

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Ye Olde Spotted Horse pub in East Putney, London. Actually not that 'olde', as it was built in 1889.

Ye Olde Spotted Horse pub in East Putney, London. Actually not that 'olde', as it was built in 1889.

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The curiously named Bald Faced Stag pub is in East Finchley, London. The handsome tavern is a late Victorian rebuild of an eighteenth century inn. Nobody is sure how it got its name, but it is Georgian slang for a bald man.

The curiously named Bald Faced Stag pub is in East Finchley, London. The handsome tavern is a late Victorian rebuild of an eighteenth century inn. Nobody is sure how it got its name, but it is Georgian slang for a bald man.

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Fox and Grapes, Wimbledon

Fox and Grapes, Wimbledon

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The Case is Altered is a corruption of the Spanish ‘House of Fun’ - splendidly depicted in its hanging sign. Eastcote, UK

The Case is Altered is a corruption of the Spanish ‘House of Fun’ - splendidly depicted in its hanging sign. Eastcote, UK

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Tile from outside The Lord Nelson Arms Pub, South Wimbledon (3 of 3)

Tile from outside The Lord Nelson Arms Pub, South Wimbledon (3 of 3)

Tile from outside The Lord Nelson Arms pub, South Wimbledon (2 of 3)

Tile from outside The Lord Nelson Arms pub, South Wimbledon (2 of 3)

Tiles on the outside of The Lord Nelson Arms pub, South Wimbledon (1 of 3)

Tiles on the outside of The Lord Nelson Arms pub, South Wimbledon (1 of 3)

The White Horse - High up on the pub, very unusual. Parsons Green, London

The White Horse - High up on the pub, very unusual. Parsons Green, London

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