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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

The Grapes



The Grapes

Dickens based 'Our Mutual Friend' on this pub.

Location: 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8BP

Description: This seems to be the pub that Dickens bases the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters on in Our Mutual Friend (although there is some debate) - so it has something of a place in Britain's literary history.

It's reputed that the young Charles Dickens was made to stand on a table and sing to the customers.

There are unsavoury stories of watermen taking drunks from this pub to drown drown in the river, then selling their corpses for medical dissection.

Actor Sir Ian McKellan is part owner of this pub that formerly was The Bunch of Grapes.

Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London

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The Grapes

Dickens based 'Our Mutual Friend' on this pub.


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The Grapes also used to be run by, believe it or not, former Playboy London bunny girl from 71-82 Barbara Haigh. When she was landlady they held a London bunnies reunion here every year. (charlie pickles)
Posted by charlie pickles on 2012-12-17
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