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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Ye Old White Horse
A 200 year old pub with 16th century cellars still in use.
Location: 2 St Clements Lane, Holborn, WC2A 2HA
Description: Tucked away down the backstreets between the Courts and Kingsway this 200 year old pub still has the original front welcoming you and continues to use the 16th century cellars below.
Whether the claim that it's The White Horse referenced in Charles Dickens's Mr Pickwick where Pickie retires to the backroom bar (the White Horse), to relax after a stressful day, is open to debate.
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London