Pubs open on Xmas Day

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Wednesday 15 December 2010 1.41pm
Hi Guys,

Does anyone know of any pubs open on christmas day near tower bridge / london bridge ?

Wednesday 15 December 2010 9.18pm
charlie chaplins at the elephant 11 to 3
Wednesday 15 December 2010 10.16pm
Most will be open at lunchtime, I think. Hotels might be best bet for evening

...if you press it, they will come.
Thursday 16 December 2010 10.32am
Pommelers @ Tower Bridge is open 11 to 3 - I will be in there from 11 to 3 ;-)
Saturday 18 December 2010 7.28pm
disgraceful, but then our late Lord Protector did insist on businesses being open on this day to discourage popery ...
Saturday 18 December 2010 9.18pm
I did read your reply three times - but still can't make sense of it, honest.

Never mind - go for a drink on the 25th and be nice to folks ;-)
Saturday 18 December 2010 9.38pm
Cromwell and his puritan chums banned christmas celebrations 1644-1660.
Sunday 19 December 2010 8.52am
a right - got it, thanks !
Sunday 19 December 2010 5.36pm
nigel wrote:
Cromwell and his puritan chums banned christmas celebrations 1644-1660.

Not so, This is an urban/cavalier myth.
The Protectorate passed an Act of Parliament in 1651 which allowed shops to open Christmas Day. This was to discourage popery, and as I said before, no bad thing.
This Act has not been repealed!

google cromwell & Christmas for the facts or watch QI!
Friday 24 December 2010 3.11pm
The Marigold at the top of Bermondsey Street, by Bermondsey Square is open on Christmas Day 12-2, or maybe 12-3, I can't remember - but they are definitely open!

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