Victorian London - Food and Drink - Coffee Houses / Coffee Rooms - British Coffee House, Cockspur Street

BRITISH COFFEE HOUSE, COCKSPUR STREET, was kept in 1759 by the sister of Bishop Douglas, so well known for his works against Lauder and Bower, and was then, and indeed long after, much frequented by Scotchmen. It is now principally used for temporary public meetings.

 Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850