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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented
25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.
25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.
25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London
25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.
25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London
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