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Charles Dickens' London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th February 1995 London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson

26th February 1965 Born today: Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)

26th February 1965 Born today: Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)

26th February 1937 C Isherwood/WH Auden's Ascent of F6, premieres in London

26th February 1797 The Bank of England runs out of gold, due to war diminishing gold reserves.go to related location

The Fitzroy Tavern



The Fitzroy Tavern

Famous literary pub with locals Dylan Thomas and George Orwell

Location: 16 Charlotte Strreet, W1T 2NA

Description: Once one of the great literary pubs of London, the framed photos on the walls depict the pub's past and show several of its former denizens - in fact the great Tommy Cooper was one of several famous people who once counted the Fitzroy as their local; they include: Albert Pierrepoint (the hangman), George Orwell, Michael Bentine, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Attenborough, Walter Sickert and Coco The Clown.

Dylan Thomas in The Fitzroy tavern It was here that a drunken Dylan Thomas would give away poetry written on beer mats to any pretty woman who asked.

Magician Aleister Crowley created The Kubla Khan No 2 cocktail here: gin, vermouth and laudanum!

Welsh writer artist and model Nina Hamnett was also a regular in her later stumping up anecdotes for the price of a drink.


This famous literary pub gave its name to the Fitzrovia area.

Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London

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The Fitzroy Tavern

Famous literary pub with locals Dylan Thomas and George Orwell


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