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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Entrance is free. Guided tours, art on display, good fun.
Location: 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB
Description: Home to the Magna Carta (1215) and Shakespere's first folio (1623) - and crucially...entrance is free. Guided tours, works of art on display, a great way to spend an afternoon.