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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th November 1987 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station

18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London

18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)

18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)

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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