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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
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26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
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26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
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26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
Food drenched in historical Art
Canaletto is sure to have been a fan of the food
Location: 41 Beak Street, W1F 9SB
Description: 'POLPO' is a Venetian bacaro serving Italian small plates and simple northern Italian wines in relaxed and humble surroundings.
And...the building housing the restaurant, wine bar and private room dates from the early eighteenth century and was once home to the Venetian painter Canaletto.
With a menu inspired by the bacari of Venice offering traditional cicheti as well as modern takes on Italian classics...and a twitter page - twitter.com/PolpoSoho - this is once to keep an eye on!