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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th April 1965 T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London
19th April 1935 Born today in Dagenham: Dudley Moore comedian & actor (Pete and Dud, 10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)
19th April 1927 Vagabond King opens in London
19th April 1919 Opera Monsieur Beaucaire is produced (London)
19th April 1916 Bing Boys are Here opens in London
19th April 1911 George Bernard Shaw's Fanny's First Play, premieres in London
19th April 1839 Treaty of London constitutes Belgium an independent kingdom and Luxembourg a Grand Duchy
Lord Byron's Bolthole
Back in 1813, poet Lord Byron lived next door to this very pub
Location: 6 Bennet Street, St James's, SW1A 1RP
Description: Lord Byron's Bolthole?...Well it might have been...Back in 1813, poet Lord Byron lived next door to this very pub - the 'Blue Posts'.
Indeed the pub was actually destroyed in World War II but even prior to this a pub of this name was mentioned on this site by the Restoration dramatist George Etheredge as early as 1667.
And so to the name...the, Blue Posts, (two azure painted poles) once stood in the tavern's forecourt and served as an advertisement for a fleet of sedan chairs which used to ply for hire in Bennet Street. So now you know.