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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
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.