By Mike Pentelow
The oldest pub in the area, dating back to 1708 when it was called the Farthing Pie House on account of its very popular mutton pies costing only a farthing each. Now the pies cost £8.15 each – for which you could have got 7,824 at the original price.
Radical MP John Wilkes washed down his pies with large quantities of claret and port while canvassing in the pub for votes in the 1760s and 1770s. Another regular in those days was landscape painter Richard Wilson who played skittles here.
Other regulars included authors Daniel Defoe and Alexander Pope. It was renamed the Green Man in 1809.
The Fitzrovia Crawl starts at the Green Man at 7pm, Monday 28 March 2011. See fitzrovia.org.uk/crawl