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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
King Charles II used to meet his mistress Nell Gwynne here
Location: 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9TA
Description: Believe it or not King Charles II used to use this pub as a place to meet his mistress Nell Gwynne, the composer of Rule Britannia lodged in the rooms upstairs, William Morris lived next door, Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway were regular visitors and the Guinness Book of Records says it has the smallest snug in the UK.
Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London