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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
London's Longest Pub?
Old, traditional and reputed to be the longest pub in London.
Location: 25 London Street, W2 1HH
Description: And I quote...'a long pub this one!'.
'The Dickens Tavern', as the name implies, is an old boozer, traditional, and reputed to be the longest pub in London.
With traditional features and decoration, as an ale and wine pub, it's popular with locals, tourists, whoever is thirsty. Due to the fact that it's very long, it's also a tad narrow, so on crowded days...
Guard your spot.
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012