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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
Yeast that'll make you smile
Bread and wine that'll make your day even better
Location: 94-96 Commercial Street, E1 6LZ
Description: May 2003 saw the opening of St. John Bread and Wine, sister restaurant to the already established St. John in Smithfield.
Located across the road from Spitalfields Market on Commercial Street, in what had been a variety of banks, the bakery, wine shop and dining room is open seven days a week selling wines, bread and other baked goods along with offering a full al a carte menu and catering for larger groups.
This really is a classy joint and well worth a visit, check out the website for more information - http://www.stjohnrestaurant.co.uk/.
Care and attention has also been taken in regard to the architecture, which is always nice - much like St. John, the basic structure of the building remains intact, with the vaults below used for dry goods and the wine cellars.