Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Day The First World War Came to London’s Pubs

One cold, foggy morning, the working men of London walked into their favorite pubs for their traditional early-morning nip. They were disappointed. At midnight on November 30, 1915, the public houses of London were put under new rules: Alcoholic beverages could only be sold between noon-2:30 and 6:30 to 9:30 on weekdays, 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 on Sundays. This was a major change in a city where some pubs opened at 5:30 in the morning and stayed […]