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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
Stephen Fry is Paramount
60s retro and futurism in one roof top bar
Location: Tottenham Court Road, NW1
Description: Renowned English interior designer Tom Dixon is behind 'Paramount', one of London's hottest venues located on top of city landmark Centre Point tower.
The bar's aesthetic is a blend 60s retro and futurism, articulated through the use of hard-edged materials like concrete and stone to create a kind of space-ship meets super-club. The star of course, is the spectacular view, which is only enhanced by Dixon's clean, modern interior.
Anyone hoping to pay a visit to Paramount better get to work on their 'applications' for membership, a process which, rather frightfully, mirrors a job application.
Aspiring members must be 'assessed' by a panel including English actor Stephen Fry.