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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
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