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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented
25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.
25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.
25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London
25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.
25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London
Ancient Hunting Cry In London
'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.
Location: Soho, W1
Description: Who'd have thought... the hustle and bustle and exhilarating vibe that is London's 'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.
Soho from 'So-ho!', became a royal park during the reign of Henry VIII - a royal resident was Charles II's illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth, who is said to have used the cry to rally his troops at the battle of Sedgemoor.
So when your out and about in Soho next, go on... give it a bit of 'So-ho!'.