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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd November 1951 Born today: David Rappaport, London England, 3'11 actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)
23rd November 1946 Born today: Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)
23rd November 1931 Fulham and England footballer Alan Mullery born in Notting Hill.
23rd November 1896 Woolwich Arsenal's Joe Powell breaks his wrist in a league match, dying 6 days later from tetanus complications.
23rd November 1869 The Cutty Sark was launched from Dumbarton, headed for the China-tea routes.
23rd November 1705 Nicholas Rowe's Ulysses, premieres in London
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.