About Glass Blower
This quirky central pub draws its appeal from its corner aspect, it is truly one not to be missed. The site was originally a Victorian workhouse. It was separated into two buildings that were connected via a large underground tunnel. The Glassblower owes its name to the fact the site also used to be a work place for glassblowers, and refers to the glass works of Pilkington Bros. The area around the Glassblower is diverse and cosmopolitan, buzzing with life both day and night. Within this lively area of dense streets packed with coffee shops, nightclubs and restaurants lies London’s Chinatown and just a short stroll away is the world famous Carnaby Street focus of the swinging London fashion and music scene from the 1960’s. Blue plaques abound in the streets of Soho, it has long been an attraction for artists, radicals and creative spirits among them Karl Marx, Mozart, Canaletto and poet Percy Shelley who lodged in Poland Street after being expelled from Oxford in 1811.Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue’s Theatreland are all within easy reach so The Glassblower is perfectly situated and it is only a short walk to Piccadilly Circus Tube Station on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines.