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The Beatles take London
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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

Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power



Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power

This bank has a strange history involving women in the basement!

Location: 222 Strand, London, WC2R 1BB

Description: This branch of Lloyds (Law Courts branch) had a fabulous decor which takes you straight back to when it was opened as a restaurant in 1883 to serve legal folk.

It only lasted 3 years but it was one of the first air-conditioned establishment's in London. A pair of women would ride a tandem bicycle in the basement which would power a giant pair of bellows forcing air into the ground floor dining area - hats off to those girls!

The bicycle is still here to see.


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Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power

This bank has a strange history involving women in the basement!


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Thank you very much for a very interesting story. Today I asked Lloyds to see the bicycle, but they said they had no more. Where can I see it? (Kenji)
Posted by Kenji on 2011-03-17
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