Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Princes Tavern, Cross Street

Thomas de Quincey. (c) wikipedia.

The Princes 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.


Princes Tavern, Cross Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

The Princes 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.  The Princes Tavern was on this corner, and the office building is named De Quincy house today.


Former location of Princes Tavern, De Quincey House. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

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