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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (London)

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is one of the most famous pubs in London, if not the world.

It stands in Fleet Street, on the corner of Wine Office Court, one of London`s intriguing alleys.

There was an inn here in mediaeval times, but it was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The present building is what was rebuilt in 1667, after the Fire.

Wine Office Court takes its name from the excise office tht was situated here until the Fire.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese has intimate corners, low ceilings, fascinating passageways and dark oak panelling.

It was frequented by Dr. Johnson, who lived nearby in Gough Square, and an amazing collection of literary greats, including James Boswell, Lord Macaulay, Alexander Pope and Mark Twain.

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