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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th June 1962 Born today: Amanda Donohoe, London, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law)
29th June 1943 Born today: Roger Ruskin Spear, London Eng, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
29th June 1858 Great fire in London harbor
29th June 1688 Seven bishops are acquitted at the tower after censure from James II
The Holly Bush
This historic old pub once used to be stables.
Location: 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead, NW3 6SG
Description: The Holly Bush here began life in the 1640's as the stable block of a nearby house. In 1796, the painter George Romney bought the house and stables, but within a few years sold them to Hampstead Assembly Rooms, who leased the stables to a victualler. He converted them into a tavern in the early 1800's.
Dr Johnson and Boswell both drank here in the nooks and crannies giving it a literary reputation that has endured a long time.