The Marquis of Granby

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The Marquis of Granby
Marquis of Granby, Fitzrovia, W1 (2378320462).jpg
The Marquis of Granby
The Marquis of Granby is located in City of Westminster
The Marquis of Granby
The Marquis of Granby
The Marquis of Granby is located in Greater London
The Marquis of Granby
The Marquis of Granby
General information
Address2 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia
Town or cityLondon
CountryEngland
Coordinates51°31′05″N 0°08′05″W / 51.518059°N 0.134680°W / 51.518059; -0.134680Coordinates: 51°31′05″N 0°08′05″W / 51.518059°N 0.134680°W / 51.518059; -0.134680

The Marquis of Granby is a public house at 2 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1. The pub is named after John Manners, Marquess of Granby. He is popularly supposed to have more pubs named after him than any other person - due, it is said, to his practice of setting up old soldiers of his regiment as publicans when they were too old to serve any longer.[1]

The poet and playwright T. S. Eliot is associated with the pub.[2] According to Time Out, the poet Dylan Thomas was a regular visitor, who frequented the pub to meet guardsmen who were cruising for gay partners, and then start fights with them.[3]

In 2013 it was reported by the "favourite pub" of British politician Nigel Farage.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What's in a pub name?". This is Kent. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ Rustin, Susanna (7 August 2012). "Walking tour of London's literary pubs". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ Rutter, Alan (17 March 2008). "Treasure hunt: literary Fitzrovia". Time Out. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Local elections 2013: Nigel Farage's Ukip surges to best ever showing, winning 150 seats". The Daily Telegraph. London. 3 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)