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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
Throw Your Rubbish Elsewhere
Burlington Arcade - built to stop litter louts dropping rubbish
Location: Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, SW1
Description: Some time ago, in fact around the early 1800s, Lord George Cavendish (later Earl of Burlington) envisioned a covered area where Londoners could shop for jewellery and other fashionable appurtenances.
But it seems that his idea and subsequent project ran a little deeper than developing a high-class retail area... Indeed Lord Cavendish took on the construction to stop rubbish being thrown into his garden.
What a top bloke... plus, from the day it first opened in 1819, Burlington Arcade has remained one of the premier London shopping area, especially appealing to fashion conscious customers.