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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

London's Most Expensive Haircut



London's Most Expensive Haircut

Normally a snip at 30 quid... not 15,000 quid though

Location: Park Lane, W1K 1QA

Description: They are normally a snip a 30 quid.

But the Sultan of Brunei is said to have paid 15,000 quid to get a London barber to trim his hair in what is believed to be the most expensive haircut ever.

He hired a private suite on a Singapore Airlines flight to carry Ken Modestou, who runs a barber's at the Dorchester hotel in Mayfair, the 7,000 miles to his home to attend to his hair.

The sultan is believed to have ordered the special cabin to ensure the barber was isolated from possible swine flu among other passengers.

Back in London, the barber charges just 30 nicker for a cut. Mr Modestou has been cutting the sultan's hair for 16 years, sometimes going every three or four weeks, the Sunday Times reported.


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