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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
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.