The Edgar Wallace bar

The Edgar Wallace Pub – London, United Kingdom

Originally named 'The Essex Head', from James Boswell's 'Life of Johnson', this pub was built in 1777. In 1975, the pub was renamed 'The Edgar Wallace' in memory of Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace, the inventor of the modern thriller novel and author of more books that have been made into films than any other 20th Century writer. Today, the pub is frequented by legal types from the nearby law firms and beer enthusiasts, attracted by the eight hand pumps and fast changing selection of guest ales. The central column which divides the bar displays the beers settling in the cellar…