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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
Alexander McQueen's Flat
Home to a legend from the Fashion World
Location: Flat 1, 7 Green Street, Mayfair, London
Description: This is where influential fashion designer Alexander McQueen lived and where he died on 11th Feb 2010. The four time British Designer of the Year, hanged himself in his armoire days after the death of his mother.
The London-born designer started his career as an apprentice in Savile Row with Anderson and Sheppard before going on to work for Gieves and Hawkes. McQueen then won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003 and was also awarded the CBE.