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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Milroy's of Soho
A treasure for Whisky lovers everywhere, since 1930.
Location: 3 Greek Street, Westminster, W1V
Description: A treasure for Whisky lovers everywhere - a liquor store has been here since the 1930s and Jack & Wallace Milroy put their names to the shop in 1962. The Milroy brothers were responsible for bringing single malt whisky out of Scotland...and there is a lot of it here!