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Carry On in London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

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.

Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London

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The London Apprentice

A historic river pub with royal connections.


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