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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
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Thai with a Tuk Tuk
Eccentric decor Thai restaurant with character.
Location: Cafe des Artistes, 79 Stroud Green Road, Finsbur
Description: This family run Thai restaurant was opened in 1995 and is one of the most atmospheric and colourful Thai restauarant's in London. Never mind the Tuk Tuk as you enter, each table is carved from imported and tremendously quirky driftwood - just try to stop yourself pointing at the eccentric decor such as the Jimmy Saville wooden head behind the bar!