Spoons Tours – the Shakespeare’s Head, Holborn


As Shakespeare said: “pleasure and action make the hours seem short” and surely there is no action more pleasurable than setting foot in a Spoons.

This Spoons takes its name from a pub demolished in Wych Street where the impressive Canada House now stands.
Converted from former usage as a bank in 1998, it now boasts the privilege of being a vast Spoons conveniently near Holborn Station – so you can blow smoke in the faces of busy commuters, it is not a particularly tranquil spot.
The ornamentation is centred around the Bard of course, and he is ubiquitous all over the huge premises.

IMG_4061.jpgWe found a gorgeous booth from which to enjoy our £4.15 pinties and marvelled at the Shakespearian decor.

The highlight of the loos were this picture on the door:

The spoons is adorned with books, which we’re sure the bard would approve of.
And he we must conclude with his most prescient quote about alcohol:
“Drink sir, is a great provoker of three things….nose painting, sleep and urine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire but takes away the performance.”


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