The Time in a Bottle is a public house somewhere in the City of London, which now caters primarily to the British costumed community, both superheroes and supervillains and those who just have an interest in the 'scene' (traditionally, the first Thursday of the month is when all of them gather). Built in the 16th Century (though there may have been a previous inn on the site), it has apparently always been used as neutral territory by normally opposing forces, from questing knights (presumably before the current pub was built) to so-called 'Martian' invaders. The occultist Aleister Crowley was apparently a patron.
The pub's status as a place of parlay where aggressive action is not permitted is reinforced by the presence of a statue of Merlin in an upstairs room, which has mystical powers and surrounds the building with 'truce magic' which prevents conflicts from occurring. Weapons are not allowed in the pub.
Points of Interest
Statue of Merlin on the first floor. Dented beam on which Aleister Crowley once hit his head.
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- Location Gallery: Time in a Bottle
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