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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

13th December 2009 Stratford International Station is opened to the public.

13th December 1951 Margaret Thatcher weds businessman Denis Thatcher at Wesley's Chapel.

13th December 1923 Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser was born in Lambeth, London.

13th December 1919 Ross and Smith land in Australia from a flight from London

13th December 1823 Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London.

The Albion Tavern



One of London's largest establishments of this kind

Location: 153 Aldersgate Street, EC1A

Description: One of the largest establishments of the kind in London, it is here that the farewell dinners given by the East India Company to their Governors of India are generally given; and also here that the annual trade sales of principal London publishers take place.

It's an old tavern, having been in use since at least 1790.

The menu for a dinner held in 1884 is as follows:

- Thick Spring Soup
- Dorees a l'Italienne
- Salmon
- Whitebait
- Escallopes de Ris de Veau aux Petit Pois
- Poulet a l'Eclarte
- Chines of Mutton
- Ham and Salad
- Ducklings, Goslings, Asparagus
- Fruit Jellies, Pastry
- Ratafia Creams, Compotes of Oranges
- Ice Pudding

The tavern was closed after the war.


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The Albion Tavern

One of London's largest establishments of this kind


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