Anne Williams

Last orders | 27 August 2015

It’s one pub among thousands – but one at the centre of a community, and of stories told from generation to generation

Lant Street would be easy to miss, if you weren’t looking for it. Charles Dickens lodged on Lant Street as a child, during his father’s stay in Marshalsea debtors’ prison nearby. The Gladstone Arms is about halfway down, doors open to the narrow street on a warm afternoon in August.

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