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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
Rule Brittania in The Dove
Boasts a record-breaking bar - the smallest - at 4 feet by 7.
Location: 19 Upper Mall, W6, London, W6 9TA
Description: This 400-year old pub has a great reputation as being a splendid watering hole. Dangerously low-beamed inside, dark panelled walls, rickety funiture, and overlooking to the Thames...it even boasts a record-breaking bar - the smallest - at four feet by seven!
Former regulars include the poet James Thomson who lived upstairs and wrote 'Rule, Brittania!' in the bar.