century of light

Britain is so weird, there’s a tavern in Whitehall (in London) that was given a royal license in the 1630s allowing it to operate as a brothel, a license that has never been revoked which MEANS that it still technically could operate as a brothel, even though it’s illegal to operate brothels in the UK.

This place could literally rise above the law of the land if they chose to simply because a king who died in 1649 gave it permission to do so. And we, the British, are just like “Sounds fair.”