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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st March 1974 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall

21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London

21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London

21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.

21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer

21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London

21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.go to related location

21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London

Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps



Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps

Coffee becomes beer retail then Thespian tavern

Location: 3 Allington Street, Victoria, SW1E 5EB

Description: Now, coffee and beer are both good - but if you had a choice, which would be your poison?

Well step back in time to 1888 when a Mr William White established a coffee house on this very spot which thrived until a Mrs Eliza Gingel obtained a licence to open a beer shop on the premises, going on to name the shop the Victoria Stores.

1958 bought a new owner Cecil Barwood who was granted a full licence and therefore a proper boozer - it was then one of only two taverns in London bearing the name of a retail shop.

Alas time moves on and the establishment was renamed the 'Stage Door' in 1963 and due to it's proximity is firmly in theatre-goers minds before and after a show.

Today the 'Stage Door' is as popular as ever, but if it was still selling coffee, would as many actors go in to tread the boards?


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Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps

Coffee becomes beer retail then Thespian tavern


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