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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
Pepe's Polka Dot House
A stylishly dotty building in Notting Hill.
Location: 99 Talbot Road, Notting Hill
Description: This is one of Notting Hill's most controversial pieces of building art - the exterior of this slim three story building is completely painted white with blue polka dots.
It's currently housing the Pepe Jeans Notting Hill store and is a popular destination and meeting point for tourists because it stands out so well.
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: Quirky London