The Clarence was built in 1894 by the Marquis of Queensberry
, who owned other properties in the area. It has changed hands
(and appearances) many times over the years. The arched entrance and cornices are long gone, and its rugged exterior stands in sharp contrast to the gleaming towers nearby. But when you've managed to survive for over 120 years you can wear that grime with pride. Today it's a thriving sports bar
with a hostel
in the upper rooms.