As the cab drew up before the address indicated, the fog lifted a little and showed him a dingy street, a gin palace
, a low French eating house, a shop for the retail of penny numbers and twopenny salads, many ragged children huddled in the doorways, and many women of many different nationalities passing out, key in hand, to have a morning glass; and the next moment the fog settled down again upon that part, as brown as umber, and cut him off from his blackguardly surroundings.
The white-hot glare of a gin palace
a good way off made the intervening piece of the street pitch black.
The craze for drink had seized him again, and he ordered me to pull up outside a gin palace
. He went in, leaving word that I should wait for him.
Nearby is Puerto Banus's crowded harbour where the gin palaces
jostle for position.
Organisers said: "The Ricoh Arena is set to be transformed into a buzzing revellers' paradise, with an array of artisan food stalls to help you keep your energy up for your non-stop dance moves, along with swish prosecco bars and mini gin palaces
to make you feel refreshed and ready for anything."
Only in today's gin palaces
, you can forget about getting drunk for a penny as a measure of a specialist gin can now cost a small mortgage.
The Princess Victoria in Uxbridge Road is one of the earliest and notable gin palaces
in the capital, dating back to 1829.
and distilleries seem to be sprouting all over Scotland but Helen is convinced there's room for her venture.
ARE IN SEASON GLENDALOUGH Distillery produces a seasonal gin by picking and distilling on the same day to create a fuller flavour, and their Glendalough Wild Spring Botanical Gin (PS49.95, 70cl, www.harveynichols.com) is built on 11 botanicals.
Brewer Robert Cain was creating gin palaces
all over Liverpool.
"But I didn't want it to be gimmicky, or for us to be seen as jumping on the bandwagon of other gin palaces
Some of the threats to the pub are more real than others, however, and of these one of the most serious came from the monster gin palaces
of the Regency era.
A Downing Street source said: "David doesn't want to see pictures of his team on private beaches or giant gin palaces
. It would send out totally the wrong message at a time when many people are finding it hard to make ends meet."
In the 19th Century signing the pledge and total abstinence were preached by the Church as a result of the horrors of excess and the gin palaces
. There you could get "drunk for a penny and dead drunk for two with clean straw for nothing."
But are they listening in those gin palaces