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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st November 1977 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)

21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III

21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII)

21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London.

21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, premieres in London

The Castle



The Castle

The Rough Trade pub where Keith Allen got his penis bitten.

Location: 225 Portobello Road, London

Description: Formerly the Warwick Castle, this is a pub steeped in rock history from the seventies onwards with The Clash and Joe Strummer, Transvision Vamp, PIL, plus many West Indian influences. Mostly it stemmed from being the local for Rough Trade who were next door.

In the late 90s, the front door of the Transvision Vamp drummers former Westbourne Park Road abode, opposite the Warwick, took the starring role in Notting Hill the movie.

Keith Allen tells a story of one of his infamous fights in this pub when someone bit his penis and he needed stitches in hospital - ouch!


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The Castle

The Rough Trade pub where Keith Allen got his penis bitten.


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