The Albion Tavern, which stood at 153, Aldersgate Street was one of the largest establishments of the kind in London, and famed for its good dinners, both public and private, and also its good wines. The farewell dinners given by the East India Company to their Governors of India were generally given at the Albion; and here (after dinner) the annual trade sales of principal London publishers took place.
Charles Dickens and the Albion Tavern.
On 5th October 1839, a dinner was held at the Albion Tavern to celebrate the completion by Charles Dickens of his novel Nicholas Nickleby.
To-day the location of the Tavern has been identified as being on the west side of Aldersgate Street on the site now occupied by firms of solicitors.