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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th November 1987 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station

18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London

18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)

18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)

The Boot



The Boot

Charles Dickens was a regular, as was Kenneth Williams

Location: 116 Cromer St, London, WC1H 8BS

Description: The name is either derived from the wares of the leatherworkers who once worked in the area and would have frequented this pub or it may be a corruption of The Boat - a tributary of the River Fleet once flowed nearby. Charles Dickens was a regular and used it in his novel Barnaby Rudge, where he describes it as a refuge of gangs of Protestants who took part in the Gordon Riots. Finally, it was also Kenneth Williams old local...

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The Boot

Charles Dickens was a regular, as was Kenneth Williams


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This is a great pub. Friendly bar staff and good beer. Exceptional food. It has a welcoming ethos and is obviously owned by interesting people as evidenced by the artefacts on the walls. (Dean Nullec)
Posted by Dean Nullec on 2007-01-04
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