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Cat and Kittens : London coffee houses and taverns

A historical site about early London coffee houses and taverns and will also link to my current pub history site and also the London street directory

Cat and Kittens, Eastcheap

There is, somewhere leading out of Eastcheap, a narrow lane, with the euphonious name of Cat and Kittens Lane, and in it there was once a public-house called the Cat and Kittens. Whether it was, in any way, from this tavern that the slang name for pewter pots emanated, I cannot say, but among a certain class of people quart pots used to be known as cats, and pints and half-pints as kittens.

References :  Lots of references are made to two sources on the internet archive :
Edward Callows, Old London Taverns &
John Timbs, Club life of London Volume 2
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And Last updated on: Monday, 11-Nov-2019 10:13:09 GMT

What I am now attempting to achieve is the addition of all early coffee houses in London. Also, it is a great place to add any early taverns and inns which I have not yet listed on my pub history site. I just do not know which parish to add them to, or where they fit in.

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