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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
The George and Vulture
Dicken's Mr. Pickwick stayed here throughout his court hearing.
Location: 3 Castle Court, London, EC3V 9DL
Description: The George and Vulture, formerly Thomas's Chop House is where Dicken's Mr Pickwick stayed during the hearing of Bardell v Pickwick.
It's also where the infamous `Hellfire Club` started, in the late 17th Century. In 1746, Sir Francis Dashwood founded his Order of the Knights of St Francis and they initially met in a room here dominated by 'an everlasting Rosicrucian lamp'.
It's now a restaurant.