The Magdala - Hampstead NW3
The Magdala closed in September 2014. After some uncertainty the pub had a refurb which took ages and finally reopened in Summer 2015 only to close again suddenly in February 2016 due to the landlords unable to agree terms of the lease.
On Easter Sunday 1955, Ruth Ellis shot her lover David Blakely dead outside the Magdala. Ellis fired five shots at Blakely. Some bullets struck him a couple were lodged in the wall. Bullet holes are still visible in the pub's tiled frontage.
Ruth Ellis was hanged at Holloway Prison and was the last woman to be executed in the UK. The famous story featured in the films Pierrepoint, with Mary Stockley in 2006, and Dance With A Stranger with Miranda Richardson in the role in 1985.