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23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

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The Old Bell Tavern

The Old Bell Tavern

Built in 1670 for those rebuilding the St. Brides Church

Location: 95 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH

Description: This modest pub was built in the 1670's for the workmen and masons who were rebuilding St. Brides Church (designed by Sir Christopher Wren), after it was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The Olde Bell has been a licensed tavern for more than 300 years and has a long association with Fleet Street's printers.

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The Old Bell Tavern

Built in 1670 for those rebuilding the St. Brides Church

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