Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Drinking and Drugs - Public Houses - Gerard's Hall Inn

Another famous Maypole stood in Basing-lane: Stow described it as a large fir-pole, which reached to the roof of Gerard's Hall Inn, and was fabled to be the justice-staff of Gerard the giant, if whom a carved wood figure stood by the gate until the demolition of the inn in 1852.

John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867 edition