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This decorative stained glass window is on the Fleet Street side of Ye Olde Bell Tavern in London. The pub was built in 1670 after being destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666. Prior to the fire, a pub was on the site since 1500 when it was known as the Sun. You can read more about the pub and view the interior on Travels with Beer.

The Old Bell is an historic pub located on Fleet Street, London. It was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1670 and prior to that, Wynkyn de Worde, former assistant to England’s first printer William Caxton, installed a printing press in the same building as a pub located on the site in 1500. The pub was built has a hostel for workers rebuilding St Brides Church which is located to the rear of the pub. The church is thought to have been the inspiration for the traditionally tiered wedding cake. You can read a review of the pub at Travels with Beer.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a very well known pub located on Fleet Street, London. The pub was originally built in 1538, destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666 and rebuilt in 1667. The pub is a maze of rooms and bars and the cellar is believed to have belonged to a 13th century Carmelite Monastery which once occupied the site. The pub is dimly lit which makes taking photos without a tripod very difficult hence using an ISO of 3200. You can read a review of the pub and view more photos at Travels with Beer.