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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Legendary 1980's lesbian member's club in Soho.
Location: 61 Poland Street, Soho
Description: Legendary 1980's lesbian and gay member's club run by Madame Louise.
Regulars included Siouxise Sioux - as well as members of The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Slits.
Inside the dimly lit bar was away from a spiral staircase and massively impressive mirrors leading down to a dancefloor.
Today it's a club called Milk & Honey.