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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
The Hand & Racquet
Tony Hancock, Sid James and Tommy Cooper's old local.
Location: 48 Whitcomb Street, WC2H
Description: The real historic interest of this place lies in the fact that it was formerly the regular haunt of the likes of Tony Hancock, Sid James, Tommy Cooper and Galton and Simpson...what a bozzer!
It's named from Charles II's tennis court which used to be around the corner, and has a tenuous racquet theme inside.
Sadly it's been closed for the past few months.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Tennis Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London