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Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

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

80 years and still Dancing



80 years and still Dancing

If it's good enough for Margot Fonteyn, then it is for you too

Location: 94 St Martin's Lane, WC2N

Description: Good things should last the test of time - they should remain and remind us all of what once was and how life used to be - it's important in the ever changing London Town.

'Frederick Freed Ballet' is still going strong - nearly 80 years after the ballet shop was opened by Frederick - it's still pirouetting on.

As a pattern-cutter for ballet shoe designers, every week Fred's father would put aside half a sovereign for his son - allowing Fred by the 1930s, to open his own store.

Freed's provided the first made-to-measure service and clients including Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn who would wear out her shoes in just two performances.

So make sure you get on down and let the retail heritage sink in!


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80 years and still Dancing

If it's good enough for Margot Fonteyn, then it is for you too


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