Image from the Holkham Bible Picture Book of c.1320-30, depicting Adam digging and Eve spinning. The angel, with fiery sword, guards the buttressed gatehouse of Paradise, with its portcullis and 13th-century hinges. Eve sits spinning in order to make clothes (as the Anglo-Norman caption notes). The presence of a spindle may suggest she is spinning flax rather than wool. Adam digs the virgin soil painfully with naked foot. Eve sits under some kind of cover in the bleak
The Adam and Eve gastro pub located in Noho is a homey and happily affordable London pub with an excellent food offering. Close to the notoriously busy Oxford Street, Adam and Eve offers a delicious getaway from the crowds and tourists and a perfect after work drinks spot in London. The Adam and Eve looks of a traditional local British pub from the outside, but the inside provides a contemporary atmosphere and quirky personality with London icons adorning the walls such as Michael Caine.
The Adam and Eve is thought to be the oldest pub in Norwich. The earliest date is 1249; the monks from the Great Hospital owned it and used it as a Brew house. It is well known for its hauntings since 1549. Staff have reported the sensation of someone running their fingers through their hair, tapping people on their shoulders, hot and cold spots, the bell in the pub would ring by itself, footsteps have been heard and Tankards on hooks would dance in the downstairs bar.