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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
The Horse and Groom
This is where Mike Ashley held informal board meetings.
Location: 128 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6PS
Description: This classic Victorian pub dates back to at least 1792 and is situated about halfway along Great Portland Street, not far from Oxford Street. It features original tiling and woodwork
This is also where Newcastle United and Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley reportedly held boozy all-night board meetings in 2013 continuing well beyond closing time. Drinking games and Ashley vomiting into the fire being celebrated by the senior management team.
It was originally, before renumbering, at 50 Great Portland Street until around 1856/7.