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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st April 1985 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06

21st April 1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)

21st April 1945 Ivor Nivello's Perchance to Dream, premieres in London

21st April 1930 Born today: Margaret Rose, London England, Princess of York

21st April 1925 Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, premieres in London

21st April 1920 John Galsworthy's Skin Game, premieres in London

21st April 1894 George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, premieres in London

The Grapes



The Grapes

Dickens based 'Our Mutual Friend' on this pub.

Location: 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8BP

Description: This seems to be the pub that Dickens bases the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters on in Our Mutual Friend (although there is some debate) - so it has something of a place in Britain's literary history.

It's reputed that the young Charles Dickens was made to stand on a table and sing to the customers.

There are unsavoury stories of watermen taking drunks from this pub to drown drown in the river, then selling their corpses for medical dissection.

Actor Sir Ian McKellan is part owner of this pub that formerly was The Bunch of Grapes.

Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London

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The Grapes

Dickens based 'Our Mutual Friend' on this pub.


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The Grapes also used to be run by, believe it or not, former Playboy London bunny girl from 71-82 Barbara Haigh. When she was landlady they held a London bunnies reunion here every year. (charlie pickles)
Posted by charlie pickles on 2012-12-17
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