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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury dies in Kensington.

24th November 1952 Agatha Christie's Mousetrap opens in London (still running)

24th November 1628 John Ford's Lover's Melancholy, premieres in London

The 'Portable' Crosby Hall



The 'Portable' Crosby Hall

The medieval building that moved brick by brick from the city.

Location: Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, SW3 5AZ

Description: This house originally stood in Bishopsgate, where it was the Great Hall of the 15th century Crosby Place.

Shakespeare was familiar with this former city mansion, and wrote it into 'Richard III' as the scene of Gloucester's plotting. The building was occupied by Richard while he was Duke of Gloucester. Later it was owned by Sir Thomas More.

The Hall was moved stone by stone from Bishopsgate to Chelsea in 1910 in order to rescue it from proposed demolition. It was then incorporated into the buildings of the British Federation of University Women and used as a dining hall. It is now a private residence.

A modern banking house stands on the original Bishopsgate site, and it bears a plaque to mark the hall's existence.


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The 'Portable' Crosby Hall

The medieval building that moved brick by brick from the city.


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