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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th September 1970 Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies in London.
18th September 1962 Footballer John Fashanu was born in Kensington.
18th September 1946 Actor Nicholas Clay was born in Streatham.
18th September 1922 Brass Band composer Ray Steadman-Allen was born in Clapton.
18th September 1809 The Royal Opera House opened for the first time.
Captain Kidd Public House
Home to a drink and a famous Pirate
Location: Off Wapping Rose Garden
Description: The second of the historic riverside pubs commemorates the famous pirate, Captain Kidd.
He in fact was a wealthy man, having married an heiress and so did not need to resort to piracy. He was finally caught and executed in 1701.
Go into the pub where a board on the right of the entrance passage records his story. There is also a gibbet in the pub riverside garden
Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London
Tagged in this Tour: Pirates and penthouses at the old London Docks