One can visit London and sometimes see only very populated and busy streets. If the visitor takes the time he/she can find small village-like streets and neighborhoods. I took the tube to Green Park Station. At the exit, I turned down the very busy Picadilly St. in search of White Horse Lane. Becoming frustrated in my search, I asked a man selling oil paintings on the street for directions. He smiled and pointed down the block to a nearly invisible lane. After I turned the corner, I was in a different world. The very narrow lane led to a area of early 18th century buildings with a small village atmosphere. I felt in a different world and could easily picture the street scene decorated for Christmas. The area consists of small shops and a couple of pubs, one of which is the Shepherd's Tavern. Like most of the buildings, this tavern was built in the 1720's and I believe the exterior is original. The tavern's interior has a lot of atmosphere. Since it was a busy afternoon, I had my pint in the large upstair's room, which is beautifully decorated in keeping with the building. Judging by the crowd and the reviews of other Trip Advisor reviews, the food must be as good as the atmosphere.
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