Ship and Shovell, London

Photo © Ewan Munro

Based on Craven Passage, hidden behind Charing Cross Station in Central London, is a pub twice as accommodating as most. Twice, that is, because the Ship and Shovell is actually two halves of the same pub, situated directly opposite each other and seperated by a rather large railway tunnel.

Billed as the only London pub in two halves, one side is only big enough for a lone bar tender to stand behind comfortably. Popular with those in the know, and at arm’s length from the main tourist spots, the pub is worthy of your attention too.

Don’t forget to hunt down the plaque describing Sir Clowdisley Shovel’s death, especially for the rather blunt quote ‘…he was a very fat man…’

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