The Magdala, also known as Magdala Tavern or colloquially as simply The Magy, was a public house on South Hill Park in Hampstead and was named after the British victory in the Battle of Magdala. It later became famous as the pub where Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in Great Britain, shot her boyfriend in 1955.
The Magdala closed in February 2016, and the upper floors converted to flats. The pub is listed as an Asset of Community Value. There is ongoing debate about its future.
- The Local Historian, 1980, p. 468
- Christopher Wade (1973), More streets of Hampstead, Camden History Society, p. 20,
The first building in this street was The Magdala Tavern, which was already there by 1868.
- Foot, Tom (25 June 2014). "SOLD: the pub where Ruth Ellis shot her lover". Camden New Journal. New Journal Enterprises Ltd. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
- Famous Ruth Ellis murder pub The Magdala shuts its doors
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