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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

The Lamb's Snob Screens



The Lamb's Snob Screens

One of the few Victorian pubs with 'snob screens'.

Location: 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 3LZ

Description: The Lamb was built in 1729 and the pub and the street were named after William Lamb who had erected a water conduit along the street in 1577.

The Lamb was refurbished in the Victorian era and is one of the few remaining pubs with 'snob screens' which prevented the well to do drinker having to see the common man drinking in the bar, and vice versa.

The Lamb found fame as a theatrical haunt when the A-list included Sir Henry Irving and stars of music hall; they're commemorated in vintage photos, surrounded by well-worn seats, much polished wood and a few vintage knick-knacks.

A Polyphon, a kind of Victorian jukebox, occupies one corner, and by all accounts it still works.

Author Charles Dickens who lived locally is reputed to have frequented the Lamb.



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The Lamb's Snob Screens

One of the few Victorian pubs with 'snob screens'.


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