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Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.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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