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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th August 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
25th August 1907 Noted publisher Desmond Flower was born in London.
25th August 1867 English scientist Michael Faraday died at home at Hampton Court.
25th August 1776 Admiral Sir Thomas Bladen Capel was born in London.
25th August 1632 Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer Thomas Dekker died in London.
25th August 1537 The Honourable Artillery Company is formed in London.
The Sloane Square Hotel
Where Paul MacCartney met future girlfriend Jane Asher.
Location: 7-12 Sloane Square, Chelsea, London, SW1W8EG
Description: This hotel used to be called The Royal Court Hotel. Now it has 102 air conditioned rooms come full of gadgets with laptop, PlayStation, and DVD player in each.
The Beatles stayed here in 1962 prior to their first national TV show appearance Thank Your Lucky Stars with Janice Nichols.
After the show Jane Asher met The Beatles here, and especially Paul, with whom she spent many hours in conversation. A short time later they began dating, and by year's end, 1963, Paul had moved into a room at the Asher's house on Wimpole Street.
The Beatles later had a photographic session with Cyrus Andrews here as well - 10th Feb 1963.