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The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th October 2004 Arsenal's unbeaten run of 49 premiership matches ends in defeat at Old Trafford.

24th October 1936 Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman was born in Lewisham, London.go to related location

24th October 1896 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner was born in Bromley, East London.

24th October 1681 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

24th October 1537 Henry VIII's wife Jane Seymour died after complications with the birth of Edward VI

George Inn



George Inn

This is London's only surviving galleried coaching inn, 1676

Location: Borough High Street, Southwark, SE1 1NH

Description: The George is London's only surviving galleried coaching inn. Rebuilt in 1676, after a devastating fire swept Southwark, it was one of many such inns in the area. It was first heard of in 1554, ten years before Shakespeare was born.

The Old Bar was the waiting room, for coachmen and passengers.

The Middle Bar was the Coffee Room, a haunt of Charles Dickens and features in Little Dorrit where Maggy tells young Tip he has to go to the George to write a begging letter.

It is now in the safe hands of the National Trust.

Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London

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George Inn

This is London's only surviving galleried coaching inn, 1676


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