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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.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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