De Hems, London Brown Plaque Photo

De Hems, London brown plaque - De Hems  Since 1688, a public house has stood on the area now occupied by, De Hems.  In 1890, De Hems was given its name from one of its former owners, a Dutch Seaman De Hem.   At first, De Hems operated as an oyster bar serving oysters and stout, there was little waste from the oysters, as over 300,000 oyster shells were used to decorate the walls!  The Dutch community have long been linked with De Hems, and even used the upstairs bar as a meeting place for the Dutch Resisitance during WWI (sic

De Hems, London Brown Plaque Map


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