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Charles Dickens' London
Charles Dickens' London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th February 1995 London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson

26th February 1965 Born today: Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)

26th February 1965 Born today: Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)

26th February 1937 C Isherwood/WH Auden's Ascent of F6, premieres in London

26th February 1797 The Bank of England runs out of gold, due to war diminishing gold reserves.go to related location

The London Apprentice



The London Apprentice

A historic river pub with royal connections.

Location: 62 Church Street, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6BG

Description: The pub first opened in 1731 and used to be kept open all night for people travelling on the river, from which this pub has great views.

Henry VIII is alleged to have met Catherine Howard here, while Charles II wow Nell Gwynne here.

The name London Apprentice is said to come from the apprentices working at London's livery companies who used to row out to Isleworth in colourful barges during their free time.

Charles Dickens and Oliver Cromwell are supposed to have drunk here.

It's also rumoured to have tunnels from the cellar to the local church, as used by smugglers to store contraband and cash in the crypt.

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The London Apprentice

A historic river pub with royal connections.


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