A Pint at London’s Oldest Pub
At the end of my journey, I decided to celebrate with a pint at one of London’s oldest and most popular pubs, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. It was rebuilt in 1667 after the Great Fire and has had some pretty famous regulars, including Charles Dickens and Dr. Samuel Johnson, the creator of the first English dictionary. The pub is definitely a beacon for creative types, and I can see why it came highly recommended by Tatiana, Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane Concierge.
The pub is located in a narrow alley off Fleet Street, and three centuries of footsteps have worn a crescent shape into the threshold, which is now safely covered by a metal grate.
Inside, the dark, cavernous pub is warmed by a fireplace and the hearty smiles of locals ready to share a pint and a story. I made my way to an empty spot at the bar and ordered a pint of cider. It was the perfect ending to an incredible adventure.