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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
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.