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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.
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.