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Westfield Stratford City East
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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

10th December 1890 Born today: George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)

10th December 1688 King James II flees London

10th December 1541 Sir Thomas Culpeper, courtier of Henry VIII and lover his fifth queen, Catherine Howard, beheaded at Tyburn.

The Battle of Waterloo 2



The Battle of Waterloo 2

This is where 8 gang members were killed in a riot in 1927

Location: 81 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, SE1 8UD

Description: In 1927 a full scale gang riot broke out here outside the Duke of Wellington pub, dubbed at the the Battle of Waterloo.

Pitched battles between Charles 'Wag' McDonald's and ruthless Little Italy hoodlum Charles Sabini's gangs broke out across the city, reaching a climax when eight people were killed here. The Home Secretary and government were so concerned that they quickly introduced a raft of new police powers to deal with such gangs.


Tagged in this Tour: The London Riots Tour

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The Battle of Waterloo 2

This is where 8 gang members were killed in a riot in 1927


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