Hand and Shears
It was built in the early-mid 19th century.
It was named after the former Bartholomew Fair, held at Smithfield for centuries, at which the Lord Mayor of London would come and cut a piece of cloth with a pair of shears to announce that the fair had begun.
- Historic England. "Hand and Shears public house (1193734)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
- Brandwood, Geoff (2013). Britain's best real heritage pubs. St. Albans: CAMRA. p. 76. ISBN 9781852493042.
- Rennison, Nick (2006). The Book of Lists - London. Edinburgh: Canongate. p. 10. ISBN 9781841959344.
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