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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
The Black Books shop
The location of the bookshop used for comedy series Black Books.
Location: 13 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, WC1H 9EW
Description: This is the location of the shop used for the outdoor shots of Bill Bailey's bookshop sitcom Black Books. The series was written by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan.
The shop was used for all the exterior shots on the show and although the interior of the shop was much larger in the sitcom, the layout was loosely based on the interior of Collinge & Clark.