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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
Not just any old Pub
Beer, food, atmosphere...oh, and you can pick up your post
Location: 97 Nightingale Lane, Balham, SW12 8NX
Description: What a pub...'The Nightingale'
Not only can you get a drink - you can also pick up your post - yep - at this pub in Balham you can if you so wish arrange with the landlord and post office to take delivery of packages whilst you are out, and you'll even get an email telling you that it's there!
And that's why it's the Publican's 'National community Pub of the year 2009' - 'The Nightingale' is a truly friendly and buzzing local pub loved by customers from all over London, old and new.
Built as a pub on the Old Park Estate in 1869, the Nightingale is a mid-Victorian cottage style pub and Grade II listed. It always serves a great pint of Young's and appears year after year in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.