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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th January 2009 The London Astoria's last ever gig prior to demolition.go to related location

29th January 1996 6,138th performance of Cats is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, A Chorus Line

29th January 1944 285 German bombers attack London

29th January 1850 Born today: Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities

29th January 1798 Born today: Henry Neele, London, poet

29th January 1728 John Gays' Beggar's Opera, premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

Famous Drinkers to die for



Famous Drinkers to die for

Jack the Ripper & Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle were past drinkers

Location: 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington, SW7 4TE

Description: Dating back to the Victorian era, the 'Hereford Arms' has a long and rather colourful history.

It first came to prominence as the reputed drinking haunt of that nasty chap 'Jack the Ripper'... It was also made perhaps more famous by one Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, another famous patron drinker, who named his most celebrated detective - 'Holmes' - after a nearby block of flats.

During the Second World War, American servicemen could be found in their droves hanging out here - probably asking for Budweiser - and indeed the nearby Hereford Square was often used to house baseball games between the Yanks and Allied troops.

Now if this pub does not deserve a visit...well I'll eat my hat!


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Famous Drinkers to die for

Jack the Ripper & Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle were past drinkers


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