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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 and Flag



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

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Credits: The London Companion - Jo Swinnerton

The Lamb and Flag

Opened in 1627, the oldest tavern in central Covent Garden


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