Very lively- interested particular about Burbage. Thanks for interesting colour tips!
Yesterday, I went to look for “The Old Blue Last”, a pub which featured in a book I was reading.
“The Old Blue Last stood at the top of Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch, a snub-nosed, imposing three-storey brick building curved like the bow of a boat…..”
‘Career of Evil’ by Robert Galbraith, Chapter 12.
I sketched standing outside the estate agents Fraser and Co.
This pub is now owned by “Vice Magazine” (“VICE is the definitive guide to enlightening information.”). Their website helpfully publishes a history of the pub:
“…in 1576 a venture capitalist named James Burbage built a venue called The Theatre where The Old Blue Last…
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