The first time I visited Valletta was during the evening, like many visitors to the island I was surprised at how "dead" a capitial city could be in the evening.
During the years I have been a resident here I have heard of how Valletta was full of life in the evenings years ago. I have lost count of the number of times I have heard the story of how a young Tom Jones (yes, apparently that Tom Jones) used to sing at Pjazza Regina, this was a bit before my time though
I will enjoy sampling a taste of "the old days" this summer.
Pjazza Regina is the square with the tables and chairs, and the statue of Queen Victoria at the centre, at the side of the Palace.
Triq-Arcisqof (Archbishops Street) in Valletta which is at the bottom end of Republika Street very close to Palace square as it starts to dip towards Fort St Elmo, "The Pub" is actually subtitled "Ollies Last Stand" and they have numerous photos of him enjoying a pint with some sailors, and also at the bar with some locals etc, and I think that there is some tacky souveneirs on sale ie, mugs and such other tat, I have to say that it is an ordinary kind of place that is worth popping in for a quick pint or five, but it is nothing special, I do recall it having a very dodgy staircase with a railing that wobbled sideways if you were to touch it, hope this has helped.
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