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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th September 1963 Born today: Lysette Anthony, London, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch)
26th September 1961 Author Will Self was born in Finchley, North London.
26th September 1947 Born today: Graham Faulkner, London, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon)
26th September 1926 JB Fagan's And So to Bed, premieres in London
26th September 1907 Born today: Ralph Michael, London England, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House)
26th September 1087 The Coronation of William II in Westminster Abbey.
First ever UK Indian Restaurant
The 1st ever Indian restaurant in the UK was opened here in 1812
Location: 34 George Street, Portman Square, London
Description: In 1810, Dean Mahomed, established the Hindoostane Coffee House at 34 George Street, the first Indian restaurant by an Asian in Britain. Despite advertising 'such delights as the Hookha 'with real Chilm tobacco, and Indian dishes, ... allowed by the greatest epicures to be unequalled to any curries ever made in England; with choice wines... ', it closed 2 years later.