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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th July 1957 St James' Theater in London closes
27th July 1942 Born today: Barbara Ferris, London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)
27th July 1694 The Bank of England was established to act as the English Government's banker.
Charles Dickens was a regular, as was Kenneth Williams
Location: 116 Cromer St, London, WC1H 8BS
Description: The name is either derived from the wares of the leatherworkers who once worked in the area and would have frequented this pub or it may be a corruption of The Boat - a tributary of the River Fleet once flowed nearby. Charles Dickens was a regular and used it in his novel Barnaby Rudge, where he describes it as a refuge of gangs of Protestants who took part in the Gordon Riots. Finally, it was also Kenneth Williams old local...
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London