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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
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.