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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
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.