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Park Vista, Greenwich

Park Vista SE10

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Churchyard EC4

First brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus in 1493, from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, pineapples remained a rare delicacy for centuries and hence became a symbol of wealth and hospitality. In the 18th century, a pineapple cost the equivalent of £5,000 today. John Rose, gardener to the Earl of Essex, presented ‘the first pineapple raised in England’ to King Charles II in 1661. They were grown in greenhouses – rare due to the expense of making glass.

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Pineapples

Park Row, Greenwich

Park Row SE10

St Joseph’s, Old Street

Lamb’s Passage EC1

Lambeth Bridge

Lambeth Road SW8

De Beauvoir Square

De Beauvoir Square E1

Middle Temple

Devereux Court WC2

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus W1

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Old Queen Street

Old Queen Street SW1

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St James’s Palace

Pall Mall SW1

Clarence House

St James’s Park SW1

Queen Street, Mayfair

Queen Street W1

Curzon Street, Mayfair

Curzon Street W1

Suffolk Street

Suffolk Street SW1

South Street, Mayfair

South Street W1

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square SW1

You can find some interesting notes on pineapples here.

Soho Square

Soho Square W1

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S Audley Street, Mayfair

South Audley Street W1

Frith Street, Soho

Frith Street W1

Pineapple Pub, Kentish Town

Leverton Street NW5