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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

The Wheatsheaf



The Wheatsheaf

This is where Dylan Thomas fell in love at first sight.

Location: 25 Rathbone Place, W1T 1DG

Description: Here at the Wheatsheaf poet Dylan Thomas met and fell in love at first sight with Caitlin Macnamara in the first week of April 1936.

According to Caitlin, they spent the next five or six days at the nearby Eiffel Tower Hotel, leaving the bill to be picked up by her occasional lover, Augustus John.

Also at The Wheatsheaf Thomas met many of the leading figures of the British Surrealist movement. Plus George Orwell drank here.


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The Wheatsheaf

This is where Dylan Thomas fell in love at first sight.


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