The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3
The London Tavern.
The exterior is of brick, and very plain, the interior quite the contrary being fitted up in an elegant style. The principal room, which is on the floor, is feet long, feet wide, and feet in height; the ceiling is slightly coved, and round the room are attached pillars of the Corinthian order, the capitals and bases being gilt and the shafts, which are of blue and gold, fluted; these pillars support a rich architrave, above which are caryatidae supporting the cove which is ornamented with medallions painted in oil, and stucco ornaments. At the north and south ends of this noble room are coved recesses with galleries for music. From the ceiling depend chandeliers of cut glass, the same that lord Amherst took to China as presents to the emperor, and on the failure of the embassy were brought back to England. On the floor is another spacious room, near feet in length, with a semi-circular recess, on each side of which are coupled columns of the Corinthian order; the ceiling is coved, and the whole decorated in the same splendid style as the apartment last described. The cellars are very extensive. The present proprietors are Messrs. Bleaden, Alexander & Co.
The pump on this side of , against St. Martin Outwich church, is thus noticed by Stow:--
Opposite St. Martin Outwich church is the