New Plaque Honours Soho Writers

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New Plaque Honours Soho Writers

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Chinatown already sports more plaques than Willy Wonker's teeth, and this week saw the unveiling of yet another. The green memorial at 16 Gerrard Street commemorates the Mont Blanc restaurant, former haunt of literary types such as Joseph Conrad, Hilaire Belloc and GK Chesterton. The latter pair first met here in 1900, and their friendship blossomed to the point where George Bernard Shaw coined the phrase ‘Chesterbelloc’ to describe the two of them. (Davick Camerclegg, anyone?) Today, the building houses the Golden Harvest restaurant, one of the larger Chinatown venues.

Last Updated 16 July 2010