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I salivate at the sight of a good pub sign and the Hoop and Grapes in Aldgate, London got the juices flowing. The name is thought to be a corruption of Hops and Grapes, whereby the grapes would be encircled by a hop garland, indicating the sale of beer and wine. A Nicholson’s house, like… Continue reading London: Hoop, Grapes and Marquee*Moon.

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