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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
A Bite on the 'Platform'
'Platform' in London Bridge combines fresh food & a great venue
Location: 56-58 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2SZ
Description: 'Platform' has opened in London Bridge and combines fresh food, enthusiastic service and a great venue to form a welcome addition to the capital's bar/restaurant scene.
Indeed, Restaurateur Tony McKinlay and his Devon farmer friend, the aptly named Barnaby Butterfield, had an ambition to deliver tasty grub from gate to plate and they have fulfilled the dream.
Once a strip club, the two floor venue allows for a change in pace from one section to the other; the casual seating area in which to meet friends is conveniently located next to the long bar. The wooden staircase leads up to the more private dining area, with large glass windows, a view of the kitchen and a stunning reclaimed mirror ball hanging down from the arch above.
The menu alters everyday as it depends on what the farm has to offer. The meat is reared naturally and breeds are chosen for their flavour not their yield.
With an in house mixolologist it is little wonder that the hand-crafted organic and botanical cocktail list is so creative.
So where is it...Underneath London Bridge Station and just a few minutes walk from the London Dungeon and Borough market, it is surrounded by history and character.