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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Borough for Pubs
Playwright Thomas Dekker - Borough High Street...'is just pubs'.
Location: Borough High Street, SE1 4XW
Description: In the 17th Century, the playwright Thomas Dekker described Borough High Street as a 'continued ale house with not a shop to be seen between.'
Though there are some shops now, some of those grand old inns stand in the courtyards off the main highstreet, notably The George - a 1676 National Trust building, it is London's last remaining galleried coaching inn.