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'A river runs by it'. This is an ancient sweep of the River Thames, noted for gruesome stories from the middle ages to featuring in The Water Gypsies – the much loved novel of the river by AP Herbert who was a local resident. This is also the best viewing point on the river for the annual Boat Race.

The Black Lion has re-opened one of the most famous Skittle Alleys in London, played on in the past by Hollywood stars such a Douglas Fairbanks Jr. You can now book it and play this marvellous old pub game.

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