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17th March 1973 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

17th March 1969 Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was born in Lewisham, London.go to related location

17th March 1954 Born today: Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)

17th March 1954 Born today: Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)

17th March 1931 Born today: Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)

17th March 1928 The first James Bond girl, from Dr No, actress Eunice Gayson was born in Croydon.

17th March 1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)

17th March 1904 The Daily Mirror's Handcuff challenge to Harry Houdini at the Alhambra Theatre.

17th March 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London

17th March 1789 Born today: Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)

The Coach and Horses

The Coach and Horses

Famous for the very angry landlord, Norman Balon

Location: 29 Greek Street, London, W1V 5LL

Description: Norman Balon - the celebrated landlord. As well as the drinking place of the late Jeffrey Barnard and the meeting place of Private Eye (satirical magazine) and the Oldie.

Norman's unique selling points and his intolerance for customers who fell short of his exact standard was legendary...they would be ejected from the pub without warning.

These mood swings however could not be based on the booze...he was a teetotaller! He proclaimed himself the Rudest Landlord in London.

The interior of the pub was recreated on stage for the biographical play about Bernard's life Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell.

Norman Balon's last day at the Coach and Horses was on Monday 22 May 2006 when he officially handed over to the new owner.

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The Coach and Horses

Famous for the very angry landlord, Norman Balon

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