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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese



Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Simply, one of the most famous literary pubs in London

Location: 145 Fleet St, EC4A 2BU

Description: When Dr Johnson moved in next door in 1748 the Cheshire Cheese was already 80 - having been built on the site of a medieval friary that had burnt down in the Great Fire. The pub still claims to contain his chair. Later visitors included Thackeray, Dickens (who name checks it in A Tale Of Two Cities), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Chesterton, Bellos and so on. It is, simply, one of the most famous literary and journalistic pubs in the world.

Tagged in this Tour: Never fear the Cheese
Tagged in this Tour: Peter Cook's Cheese

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Simply, one of the most famous literary pubs in London


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