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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Did Cromwell cross the road
Since 1871, this pub was built opposite Cromwell's house.
Location: 33 Whitehall, SW1A 2BX
Description: The area around this pub has altered many times over the years but old maps do throw up items of interest.
An ordnance survey map of 1871 indicates a public house on this site - the present day 'Silver Cross' - the same map indicates the 'site of Oliver Cromwell's house' on the other side of the road...maybe a bit late for him to have popped in!
Indeed, if you still want to witness a little of what once was, the Silver Cross has managed to preserve aspects of times gone by within.
The pub was licensed as a brothel by Charles I.