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Did you know that Scottish poet James Thomson is thought to have written the words for " Rule Britannia " in the Dove pub situated on Hammersmith’s historic Thames riverside? It was actually a part of a masque, Alfred, written with his friend Mallet ; Arne supplied the well-known tune. The pub, originally it seems a coffee house, claims to have the smallest bar in Britain, at 3 square metres – into which 35 people are once said to have packed. We all like a drink but that is pushing it. Happily it has other bars.

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Famous Hammersmith people:

Alan Rickman
Davina McCall
Eric Newby
Frank Bruno
Hugh Grant
Joe Calzaghe
Lily Allen
Mischa Barton
Roger Daltrey
Sacha Baron Cohen
Tom Hardy
Vidal Sassoon

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Brit Quote:
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. - Arthur C Clarke
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On this day:
Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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