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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
The Red Lion
Over 400 years old with the 2nd oldest beer licence in London.
Location: 23 Crown Passage, Off Pall Mall, SW1Y 6PP
Description: Opposite St. James's Palace is Quebec House. Beneath the flag is Crown Passage. A sign reads 'London's last village pub.' The Red Lion is over 400 years old and has the second oldest beer licence in London.
The pub has been patronised by many royal figures over the centuries from Henry VIII and Charles II to the Duke of Windsor.