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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

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.

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The Fitzroy Tavern

Famous literary pub with locals Dylan Thomas and George Orwell


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