The Newman Arm
A: 23 Rathbone Street
Fitzrovia, London W1T 1NG
T: 020 7636 112
T: Tottenham Court Rd Northern and Circle Line
The Newman Arms Peeping Tom location: The first murder: Newman Passage, alongside Newman Arms 23 Rathbone Street and was built in 1730. This building has had many functions since that year from housing a tallow chandler, an ironmonger, a picture framers and finally became a brothel. In 1860, the tavern was established and, for the first 100 years, it only possessed a beer licence which explains perfectly the impressive reputation the Newman Arms has for great beer, still firmly intact to this day.
The pub has always attracted interesting and colourful characters who enjoyed drinking in the area. George Orwell and
Dylan Thomas among other literary masters were regular visitors to the Newman Arms. Here, they pondered over pints and soaked up the authentic pub atmosphere. The pub has also appeared in many films and television productions such as: Peeping Tom, Minder, The Bill, Alas Smith and Jones and the Ali G show.