The Crooked House

By

11th Mar, 2013

I just spent a wonderful weekend back in my hometown of London, England, where I enjoyed finding my way again through little mews streets and admiring the quaint houses painted in pastels. This unusual house in Windsor, just outside of London is a tea room, appropriately known as the “Crooked House”. Built in 1592, the house leans at an angle, which happened after it was rebuilt with green wood in 1718– as the wood dried the house bent. There’s a secret passage in the basement leading to Windsor Castle that’s now closed off, but was supposedly once used for illicit trysts between King Charles II and his long-time mistress Nell Gwyn (or, less romantically for delivering produce to the castle kitchens).

Just make sure you hold on to your coffee cup.

via Travel Food & Wine

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 

.

 

You might also like

Comments

More in Art & Design AwesomenessComedic TherapyEditor's PicksHot WheelsHow to start a subcultureInspiration VaultLife is MessyLost & FoundNostalgiaObscure historyTeeny Tiny StuffTime travel

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

cobb10

The Apocalypse that Shrunk South London

Not Chernobyl. Not a sunken cruise ship at the bottom of the ocean. In that order, those were my guesses as to what exactly I was looking at when I first squinted my eyes at these photographs. ...

Trending 3,110
minimotel2

The Fantastic Folding Mini-Motel Caravan, 1959

You probably know by now that caravans are one of my favourite things and with summer holidays and road trip wanderlust in the air, I'd like to present my latest find, the (fantastic) folding Mi...

Trending 2,892