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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th March 1960 Born today: Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)

25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.go to related location

25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.go to related location

25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)

25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.go to related location

The London Apprentice



The London Apprentice

A historic river pub with royal connections.

Location: 62 Church Street, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6BG

Description: The pub first opened in 1731 and used to be kept open all night for people travelling on the river, from which this pub has great views.

Henry VIII is alleged to have met Catherine Howard here, while Charles II wow Nell Gwynne here.

The name London Apprentice is said to come from the apprentices working at London's livery companies who used to row out to Isleworth in colourful barges during their free time.

Charles Dickens and Oliver Cromwell are supposed to have drunk here.

It's also rumoured to have tunnels from the cellar to the local church, as used by smugglers to store contraband and cash in the crypt.

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