The plaque on the building says: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert landed on this quay Sept 8th 1846.The quay was then renamed Albert Quay to honour the Royal visit.
The Inn is thought to be named after John Carter, a smuggler and privateer, who was nicknamed the King of Prussia and who is said to have lived in the inn in 1780.
Montague Burton - self-styled 'Tailors of Taste' - built shops with Art Deco and neo-classical shop fronts throughout the UK in the 1930's. Many stores had billiard halls above them to attract the young men who were the new customers for Burton's suits.
The Clock Tower was designed to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 but it was not completed until 1889 as much of the available funds had already been spent on food and drink to celebrate the Jubilee.