"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Hundred Marksian Tuesdays

I see the Fitz made it into Time Out's 50 best West End pubs ( http://www.timeout.com/london/features/2511/5.html ) - best one in Fitzrovia, they reckon. Bit of pub history provided, but strangely no mention of the birth of Fitzrovian Tuesdays, attended by John, Tom, Seumas, Me and an enormous computer monitor.


Tom said...

I read Graham Greene's "It's a Battlefield" (1934) last week, and noted in particular the following passage:

"Come with me and have a drink at the Fitzroy" said Conder.

"I've had too many drinks at the Fitzroy," said Kay. "Can't you suggest something new, something exciting?"

Clearly, Kay had never been there on a Fitz Tuesday.

Colin said...

I misread that and thought the last line was part of the quote! How good would that have been? Well spotted though - let's try and find some more.