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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.
This old hotel is a historic music venue with great clock!
Location: Atlantic Road, Brixton, sw9
Description: This is the old Railway Hotel for obvious reasons, hence the clocktower can be seen from all the trains approaching and departing Brixton station.
It was renamed Brady's Bar in the 1990s, and continued a long history of cutting edge music gigs from the likes of Jimi Hendrix.
The film 'Rude Boy' by the Clash features scenes shot in the Railway Hotel.