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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
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 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.