Old Slaughter's Coffee House
|Old Slaughter's Coffee House|
|Former names||Slaughter's Coffee House|
|Alternative names||The Coffee-house on the Pavement|
Old Slaughter's Coffee House was a
It was opened in 1692 by Thomas Slaughter and so was first known as Slaughter's or The Coffee-house on the Pavement, as not all London streets were paved at that time. It was at numbers 74–75 but, around 1760 after the original landlord had died, a rival New Slaughter's opened at number 82 and the first establishment then became known as Old Slaughter's.
It was patronised by players of games including chess, draughts and
His unjust contempt for foreigners was, indeed, extreme. One evening, at Old Slaughter's Coffee-house, when a number of them were talking loud about little matters, he said 'Does not this confirm old Meynell's observation, For any thing I see, foreigners are fools?'—
James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.
It was used as a meeting house and the
The premises were demolished in the winter of 1843 when Cranbourn Street was constructed.