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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th March 1969 Fashion designer Alexander McQueen was born in Lewisham, London.
17th March 1954 Born today: Lesley-Anne Down, London, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker)
17th March 1954 Born today: Wally Stocker, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You)
17th March 1931 Born today: Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)
17th March 1928 The first James Bond girl, from Dr No, actress Eunice Gayson was born in Croydon.
17th March 1921 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
17th March 1904 The Daily Mirror's Handcuff challenge to Harry Houdini at the Alhambra Theatre.
17th March 1845 Rubber band patented by Stephen Perry of London
17th March 1789 Born today: Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)
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.