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The Prince's Tavern was the birth place of Thomas de Quincey, the famous intellectual and author of Confessions of an Opium Eater. Some might say a pub in Manchester is a suitable place for a laudanum (alcohol and opium) addict to start his life. The Prince's Tavern was a big old pub on the corner of Cross Street and Princess Street near Albert Square, as shown in 1892, being refurbished in 1909 and with its new facade and sign in 1912.