Status: Open
Address: 32 Bowling Green Lane, EC1R 0BJ (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
London borough: Islington
Former name(s): Riders Bar
Little Litten
Harlem Yacht Club
Former address: 2 Northampton Road (pre-1990)
51 Northampton Road (1869)
Historical parish: Clerkenwell
Dates open: [1851]-
Owner: Brakspear
Website: Website
Notes: Renamed as the "Bowler" in 2005. There are also records in the London Metropolitan Archives about a "Hope and Anchor" at 28 Bowling Green Lane in 1851 and 1861, which must have been near this premises (if it wasn't the same, though they are mentioned separately in 1851).
Photo taken in July 2010
Sources: Open date: Archives
Owner: WhatPub
PO 1869/1882/1895/1915 (all as "Surprise")
References: E/NOR/L/03/039 (as "Hope and Anchor" and "Surprise")
FS 9/10/1205 (as "Hope and Anchor")
MR/SBL/625 (as "Hope and Anchor")
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