A onetime haunt of actor Edmund Kean, who drank himself to an early curtain, was rebuilt in 1904 in the Arts and Crafts style and is still a hangout for performers at the adjoining Savoy Theatre. Use the entrance in back, by the stage door, to access the clubbier lower level. The antique street lamp on the Strand is a vestige of an experimental gaslight piping system that burned off sewage gases before the farty stink could overcome citizens. Bottoms up!
The Coal Hole
91–92 Strand, WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Covent Garden Hours Sun–Wed 10am–11pm; Thurs 10am–11:30pm; Fri–Sat 10am–midnight Transportation Tube: Charing Cross or Embankment Phone 020/7379-9883 Cuisine Type Pub Web site The Coal Hole
Map91–92 Strand, WC2 London
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