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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
Alexander McQueen's Flat
Home to a legend from the Fashion World
Location: Flat 1, 7 Green Street, Mayfair, London
Description: This is where influential fashion designer Alexander McQueen lived and where he died on 11th Feb 2010. The four time British Designer of the Year, hanged himself in his armoire days after the death of his mother.
The London-born designer started his career as an apprentice in Savile Row with Anderson and Sheppard before going on to work for Gieves and Hawkes. McQueen then won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003 and was also awarded the CBE.