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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

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...

Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London

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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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