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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
The Lamb and Flag
Opened in 1627, the oldest tavern in central Covent Garden
Location: 33, Rose Street, WC2E 9EB
Description: Opened in 1627, this is the oldest tavern in central Covent Garden, and one of the oldest in England.
It was nicknamed The Bucket of Blood after the bare knuckle boxing fights that regularly took place in the room upstairs and then in the courtyard outside.
The upstairs bar is named the Dryden Bar, after the poet John Dryden who frequented the pub and was allegedly attacked in the narrow alleyway next to the pub. Charles Dickens also drank here.
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London