The George is London's only surviving galleried coaching inn. The only remaining galleried coaching inn in London, The George now belongs to the National Trust. This London pub can be traced back to 1542, although an inn probably stood on the spot even earlier. Shakespeare lived and worked in Southwark, so it's likely that he'd have been one of its patrons; he may even have played there.The George was rebuilt in 1676, after a devastating fire swept Southwark. It was one of many such inns in the area, perhaps the most famous being the Tabard, where Chaucer began his 'Canterbury Tales' in 1388.