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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th August 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
25th August 1907 Noted publisher Desmond Flower was born in London.
25th August 1867 English scientist Michael Faraday died at home at Hampton Court.
25th August 1776 Admiral Sir Thomas Bladen Capel was born in London.
25th August 1632 Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer Thomas Dekker died in London.
25th August 1537 The Honourable Artillery Company is formed in London.
The Black Friar
Built on the site of a thirteenth century Dominican Priory
Location: 174 Queen Victoria Street, EC4V 4EG
Description: This narrow wedge-shaped pub built around 1875 is jammed against the railway line at Blackfriars. It's built on the site of a thirteenth century Dominican Priory, which gives the area its name and was the inspiration for the pubs design. It's crammed full of carvings and illustrations of monks at play, harvesting, singing, and more - it's everywhere!