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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Moll King's Houses of Ill Repute



Moll King's Houses of Ill Repute

These are the houses built by Tom King's notorious Coffee Shop.

Location: 106 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm

Description: These 4 grand Georgian houses opposite the Sir Richard Steele Pub are reputedly the houses that dodgy Covent Garden coffee house legend Tom King's wife built with the proceeds of vice.

Tom King's Coffee House (later known as Moll King's Coffee House) was a notorious establishment in the 18th century.

And Moll? She was Londons most famous whore. Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders was allegedly based on Moll King. She continued to run the coffee house until around 1745, when she retired to live here in her villa. She died on 17 September 1747, leaving a large fortune.

Next door lived Sir Richard Steele, editor of The Spectator, famed for his contentious sympathies for the victims of the citys burgeoning sex industry.


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Moll King's Houses of Ill Repute

These are the houses built by Tom King's notorious Coffee Shop.


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