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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
St Andrews Day Boozer
The Butchers Hook & Cleaver, pay homage to "Braveheart"
Location: 61 West Smithfield, EC1A 9DY
Description: If for nothing else, I'd recommend you get down to this pub for the name along...
The Butchers Hook & Cleaver.
Well it's traditional and literally in spitting distance of where William Braveheart Wallace was executed by the English in 1305...charming!
So when the special days comes round again - 30th November - get down here to raise a dram or two to the warrior's memory.
Or pay it a visit and revel in a quality named pub!