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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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