The Mermaid Tavern, which burned down in the Great Fire of London, was memorialized in verse by Jonson in Inviting a Friend to Supper, by Beaumont in Mr. Francis Beaumont's Letter to Ben Jonson, and, two hundred years later, by Keats in Lines on the Mermaid Tavern.
Other Local Resources:
Books for Further Study:
Berry, George. Taverns and tokens of Pepys' London.
UK: Seaby, 1978.
Hopkins, R. Thurston. This London: Its Taverns, Haunts and Memories.
London: Cecil Palmer, 1927.
Maskell, Henry Parr. The Taverns of Old England. Illustrated by Alan Gill.
London : P. Allan & Co., Ltd., .
Rogers, Kenneth. The Mermaid and Mitre Taverns in Old London.
London: Homeland Association, 1928.
Shelley, Henry C. Inns and Taverns of Old London: Setting forth the Historical and Literary
Associations of those Ancient Hostelries, together with an Account of the Most
Notable Coffee-Houses, Clubs, and Pleasure Gardens of the British Metropolis.
Boston: L.C.Page & Co., 1909, 1928.
Timbs John. Club Life Of London. With Anecdotes of the clubs, coffee-houses
and taverns of the metropolis during the 17th,18th,and 19th centuries.
London: Richard Bentley, 1866.
Jokinen, Anniina. Mermaid Tavern. Luminarium.
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