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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

The Dog and Duck



The Dog and Duck

The Dog and Duck, a Victorian marvel and George Orwell's local.

Location: Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 3AJ

Description: The Dog and Duck pub was built in 1718 and so little changed since the 19th century that the Victorian Society have applauded it as a rare if not unique survival of a small Victorian town pub. It's now a Grade II listed building.

The pub's name recalls the rather cruel sport of duck hunting, which had been popular when this was a far more rural area.

Author George Orwell came to the Dog and Dick to celebrate the fact that the American Book-of-the-Month Club had selected his latest novel Animal Farm.


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The Dog and Duck

The Dog and Duck, a Victorian marvel and George Orwell's local.


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