Chapel Bar

Pub/bar in/near Pentonville

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Pub/bar · Pentonville · N1 ·

This is a pub or bar which was still existing in 2019.




Pentonville developed in the northwestern edge of the ancient parish of Clerkenwell on the New Road.

The area is named after Henry Penton, who developed a number of streets in the 1770s in what was open countryside adjacent to the New Road. Pentonville was part of the ancient parish of Clerkenwell, and was incorporated into the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury by the London Government Act 1899. It has been part of the London Borough of Islington since 1965.

Pentonville is the birthplace of John Stuart Mill (1806) and Forbes Benignus Winslow (1810), the noted psychiatrist.

In 1902 Vladimir Lenin and his wife lived just off Pentonville Rd, and it was at this time that he first met his fellow exile Leon Trotsky.
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