Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is one of London’s most famous historic pubs, in fact, there has been a pub at this location since 1538. It has some literary associations, too, as several notable authors frequented it at one time or another, including Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens. The pub has numerous bars and gloomy rooms and in winter, an open fireplace keeps the interior warm.
Some of the interior wood panelling is nineteenth century, some older, perhaps original. The entrance to this London pub is situated in a narrow alleyway and is very unassuming, yet once inside visitors will realise that the pub occupies a lot of floor space and has numerous bars and gloomy rooms. In winter, an open fireplace is used to keep the interior warm. There are several famous literary figures associated with the place such as Oliver Goldsmith and Mark Twain. They are said to have been ‘regulars’.