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SPANIARDS INN

SPANIARDS INN

One of the oldest pubs in London, said to date from 1585. Full of legends, it was either named because it was once the home of the Spanish Ambassador, or because it was owned by two Spanish brothers, who quarrelled over a woman. Dick Turpin is said to have been a former customer and there are several ghosts. It has appeared in work by Charles Dickens and Bram Stoker - and it has been claimed that Keats wrote 'Ode to a Nightingale' in the garden. The garden, incidentally, is great. A busy, but must visit, kind of place - situated close to Kenwood House and Hampstead Heath.

Spaniards Road
Hampstead
London
NW3 7JJ
Tudor
A stroll across Hampstead Heath
Spaniards Inn website
Kenwood House, Keats House, Hampstead Heath
Private - open to the public