Tuesday, 13 October 2009

No pint

I have just returned from a trip to London. Staying in South Kensington, I went looking for the Bram Stoker Tavern on Old Brompton Road, but found that it no longer existed. So no pint in Stoker's 'own' public house...

But then I went to see 18 St. Leonard's Terrace in Chelsea where Stoker lived. A plaque commemorating Stoker and Dracula was placed there in 1977. It overlooks a members only park and the Royal Hospital in a very nice and quiet area. If anyone should want to move to London, a few houses around the corner (on Royal Avenue just off Kings Road) are for sale or to let, but I suppose the price is a bit steep.


2 comments:

Leon said...

Interesting trip. BTW, a descendant of Stoker just publishe a secuel to Dracula, which I am looking to read:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091017/ennew_afp/entertainmentbookdraculafrance_20091017101719

If find it, enjoy!

Niels K. Petersen said...

I actually bought a copy of this novel in London. As usual there were a lot of vampire novels in the book shops, whereas it was pretty hard to find any non-fictional books on the subject. The same actually was the case for the history of witchcraft. Sad...

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