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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

The Lion Public House



The Lion Public House

A pub, a gang lord, and gangster history made

Location: Tapp Street

Description: On April 9th 1966 at this typical East-End back street pub in Tapp Street, 'Ronnie Kray' was drinking here when some of his spies brought him word that 'George Cornell' was in the nearby Blind Beggar.

Accompanied by henchman 'Ian Barrie' and a driver, Kray went home to get his gun and then made his way to the Blind Beggar to find Cornell.

Tagged in this Tour: The Krays in London

Themes: CrimeCrime Theme  PubPub Theme
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The Lion Public House

A pub, a gang lord, and gangster history made


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