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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th January 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies

19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London

19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.

19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.go to related location

19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

Les Ambassadeurs



Les Ambassadeurs

Over supper here, Sir Michael Caine's career was born

Location: 5 Hamilton Place, W1J 7ED

Description: This grand Georgian town house in Mayfair, 'Les Ambassadeurs' or Les A as its famously known was built around 1810 and has been extensively remodelled with fabulous extravagance by Leopold de Rothschild.

The restaurant on the first floor overlooking Hyde Park is one of London's finest, serving food until the early hours.

And so it was back in the 60s that Harry Saltzman, the James Bond Producer, wined and dined the rising star that was 'Michael Caine' at this very restaurant.

Vodka, Cavier and Blinis were consumed and the nervous star was taken aback by his surroundings and dining partner.

That was until Harry offered him a seven-year-contract with his company, with Michael remembering that the salaries on offer were 'longer than telephone numbers' and the first time ever he heard the phrase a 'hundred thousand dollars'!

How his life was to change and go on to make him one of Britain's greatest acting stars.

The casino has also featured in The Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night and the James Bond movie Dr No.

The Crown Estate have owned the freehold to this former Rothschilds home and grade 2 listed building since 1537. It is rumored to be built on the site of one of Henry VIII's hunting lodges.

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green won 2m here in a single night forcing the owners into a profits warning.

Tagged in this Tour: James Bond in London: The Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Sir Michael Caine's London

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Les Ambassadeurs

Over supper here, Sir Michael Caine's career was born


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