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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Boxing's York Hall
This is the home of boxing - in the heart of Bethnal Green.
Location: 5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ
Description: Opened in 1929, York Hall in Bethnal Green has had a colourful history, initially as a public baths and now as the home of British boxing and health spa/leisure centre.
With a capacity of 1200, the York Hall stages some of the UK's biggest boxing events. After a major multi million pound refit in 2005 The York Hall was branded as 'Spa London'. The venue is split into 2 sections with a hall and gymnasium in one area and a fully equipped Spa in the other. The venue has facilities that include a sauna, steam room, relaxation zone and treatment rooms.