The Legend of Castles Pubs in Camden

Posted on 24. Mar, 2010 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, United Kingdom

There are many, many pubs named after a castle in Britain, but 4 of them, located in the Borough of Camden in London, caught my attention when I was there because of their “strategic” location.

There are The Windsor Castle, The Dublin Castle, The Pembroke Castle and finally the Edinboro Castle. Ring a bell?

A legend links these pubs together. Back in the 1800s, during the construction of the rail network, workers from all over Britain and Ireland came to London to work as navvies. However, after a hard day of labor, the navvies were said to be somewhat dissident and prone to fighting when they mingled together.


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Notice how the 4 pubs are located around Regent’s Park and apart from each other? It was meant to avoid fights between the Irish, the English, the Welsh and the Scottish men at night.

Of course the attendants are not so segregated nowadays. The Dublin Castle is certainly the most famous as it was a very popular indie gig spot in the 90s. In fact, that’s where Coldplay is said to have given its first gig as a band ever.

Edinboro Castle boasts having the largest beer garden in the capital. Why not take advantage of a sunny day (if you’re lucky enough to have one) and give this pub crawl a shot!

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4 Responses to “The Legend of Castles Pubs in Camden”

  1. Jeff Titelius

    29. Apr, 2012

    Interesting history my friend. Where are the pics of these fabulous pubs? and the beer? ; )

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