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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
CAMRA's pub of the year 2010/2011
Location: 47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HS
Description: This tiny pub near Covent Garden is a true British gem - small, friendly, independent free house which has become a haven for beer choice.
CAMRA awarded it pub of the year in 2010/2011 saying The most impressive aspect of The Harp is that it retains its appeal as a true local, even though its situated in the tourist heart of the capital, said Julian Hough, Camra's pubs director.
What makes a great pub is the ability for it to welcome both regulars and first-time customers alike, and this is something it does to perfection.
Until 1995 it was known as The Welsh Harp before becoming abbreviated.