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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
The Rake...Very Small
Smallest pub in London, 1st in Borough Market for over a century
Location: 14 Winchester Walk, SE1
Description: What a pub - two claims to fame! The first, well it's the first bar to open in Borough Market for more than a century... and the second - well - it's the smallest drinking establishment in London!
At 13ft by 7ft, that's tiny.
And the fact that it imports beers from around the world means that standing space may be limited!
But seriously...what a pub, what a market.