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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
John Wayne smashed up this pub!
John Wayne had a fight here in 1975 film Brannigan
Location: 10-12 Leadenhall Market, EC3V 1LR
Description: The Lamb Tavern dates from 1780 and has officially been recorded since 1806 - during it's original coaching days, travellers would take bed and breakfast and respite from their journey before booking ocean passage with shipping companies in Leadenhall Street.
A Young's managed pub since 1985 the Lamb Tavern remains today an oasis in the heart of the City.
The Lamb has also had many famous visitors in more modern times including HRH The Prince of Wales and various stars from stage and screen such Sir Richard Attenborough, Robert Mitchum, Tom Sellick, and Jack Warner.
John Wayne famously smashed up the bar in the 1975 film Brannigan, Robert Mitchum's 1983 Winds of War, Lara Croft Sped through the market in Tomb Raider and Harry Potter has been filmed walking through our doors!
Tagged in this Tour: Harry Potter Tour of London
Tagged in this Tour: Hollywood Legends London Tour