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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
The Cross Keys
One of Chelsea's oldest boozers, Bob Marley's favourite.
Location: 1 Lawrence Street, Chelsea, SW3 5NB
Description: The Cross Keys is an historic Chelsea landmark - it's the oldest remaining in Chelsea, dating back to 1708.
Locals have enjoyed a drink over the centuries including Dylan Thomas, Dante Gabriel Rosette, J.M.W. Turner, James Whistler, William Holman Hunt and John Singer Sargent as well as George Meredith, Thomas Carlyle, Bob Marley, and Agatha Christie.
Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood