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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
The Golden Lion
This is where serial killer Dennis Nilson picked up his victims.
Location: 51 Dean Street, London, W1D 5BL
Description: At the end of Romilly Street, just before the corner with Dean Street, is a pub called the Golden Lion, and there's been a Golden Lion here on Dean Street for over 250 years, this current one dates from 1875.
This one is notorious for being the pub where the serial killer Dennis Nilson picked up several of his rent boy victims. He was found guilty of murder in 1983.