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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
Magic and Comedy
Once a mecca for the elite of the Magic World
Location: 145 Wardour Street, W1V
Description: 'Brooke's Magic Place'...well back in the 1970s, this informal studio on the 2nd floor was a mecca for the elite of the Magic World.
With it's own cocktail bar, capacious sofas and lush carpeting, it was for comic legends like Tommy Cooper, a home from home.
If you were after something magic, you came to this very spot!
Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London