Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese: A Historic Journey with London Sightseeing Taxi Tours

“**Title: Embark on a Historic Ride to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese with London Sightseeing Taxi Tours**

Immerse yourself in a journey unlike any other around the heart of London. As a staple of the city’s tourism, London Sightseeing Taxi Tours prides itself on offering visitors an opportunity to explore London’s iconic landmarks in style – a unique experience only achievable through a classic black cab ride. This time, the adventure takes us to the historic Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese and its beloved parrot, Polly.

**A Visit to Time-honoured Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese**

Outfitted with wooden panelling, hushed snugs and winding staircases, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, dating from the mid-17th century, offers all who enter an authentic experience of traditional England. Literary figures such as Twain, Dickens, Conan Doyle, and even Agatha Christie, who set one of her murder mysteries within these walls, regularly frequented this iconic pub.

Pride of place at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is an endearing figure who continues to charm guests centuries later, an African Grey parrot named Polly. Adopted in 1895, Polly is an integral part of pub lore that illustrates London’s history uniquely.

**Polly: A Parrot with Personality**

Visitors of the pub often came not only for the atmosphere or the ale, but also for a chance to meet the pub’s resident parrot. Polly was known to be selective in who he liked, displaying a colourful personality and a healthy dollop of sass. He would express his approval or disapproval vociferously, building a reputation for a temper as distinctive as the pub itself.

**The Legend’s Passing and Legacy**

Polly ruled the taproom for 31 glorious years until his death in 1926 from exhaustion, after imitating the sound of popping champagne corks over 400 times in a row. Ever the celebrity, his death was commemorated with obituaries in over 200 newspapers and mourned across London. Still today, he remains an unforgettable figure. Polly was posthumously taxidermied and continues to hold court in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, lending a whimsical charm to this already enchanting destination.

**Experience London Like Never Before with London Sightseeing Taxi Tours**

A visit to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese isn’t just about traversing back in time to meet London’s literary giants; it’s also about stepping into a story where parrots are local celebrities and history is experienced, not just learned. The London Sightseeing Taxi Tours offer a gateway into this storied past. From the comfort of a traditional black taxi, you’ll see London as never before, presented with a blend of classic charm and engaging storytelling.

So why wait? Join us on a tour and let the captivating tales of London, from the iconic landmarks to charming pubs and unforgettable characters like Polly, delight your senses. Experience history like never before. Book your tour today with London Sightseeing Taxi Tours.

**Discovering More than Landmarks**

London Sightseeing Taxi Tours aims to not only show you London’s iconic landmarks but also to tell the stories that make the city come alive. Visit Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese and join our tribute to Polly, a parrot whose character embodies London’s charm and eccentrics. Rest assured, our tours are designed to create a truly memorable London experience for all.

Get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime – an adventure that promises laughter, learning, and a rendezvous with London’s unique character. Welcome aboard London Sightseeing Taxi Tours.

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