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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

The Cockpit



The Cockpit

Last legal cockfight in England staged in this watering hole.

Location: 7 St Andrews Hill, EC4V 5BY

Description: Luckily cockfighting has been illegal for 70 years, but alas once upon time it was as common as pub darts and a game of pool.

The Cockpit, halfway between Blackfriars and St Paul's, is said to have staged the last legal cockfight in England. Indeed, the circular layout of the bar was once the arena and the upstairs gallery where the 'posh' people would have stood to watch and place their bets.

Thanks goodness that time moves on, today it is just a solid pub offering all that pubs should offer...


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The Cockpit

Last legal cockfight in England staged in this watering hole.


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