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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th April 1992 Comedian Benny Hill died from a heart attack in his home in Teddington, West London.go to related location

20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.

20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London

20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus

20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London

Britain's BEST Boozer



Britain's BEST Boozer

The Best Pub in Britain 2008 - and that's official!

Location: 289, Queens Rd, New Cross, SE15 2PA

Description: Now this eccentric old pub - 'The Montague Arms' - really does deserve it's title of 'Best Pub in Britain', topping the list in 'The Rough Pub Guide: A Celebration of the Great British Boozer'.

With it's bizarre decor from a human skeleton to an embalmed zebra peering out of a horse-drawn carriage (we kid you not), this fantastic place has been run by landlord Peter Hoyle since 1967, when it was full of 'gangsters' before Peter reinvented the pub as a community local with live music.

Well the man did well and this pub really is what London boozers are all about - special places to savour full of style and substance.

Good work Mr Hoyle and well done!


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Britain's BEST Boozer

The Best Pub in Britain 2008 - and that's official!


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