Two London pubs boast the same rare listed status as Buckingham Palace.
The Hand and Shears in the Smithfield and the Coach and Horses in Soho both had their Grade II listings updated to be given Grade I listed status.
The Coach and Horses is famously associated with a regular cast of prominent writers, artists, musicians and actors including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Peter O’Toole and John Hurt.
- Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I
- Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest; 5.8% of listed buildings are Grade II*
- Grade II buildings are of special interest; 91.7% of all listed buildings are in this class and it is the most likely grade of listing for a home owner.
Source: Historic England