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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Kaspar the Cat fights Evil
Strand Hotel's lucky cat that keeps Evil spirits at bay
Location: Savoy Hotel, The Strand
Description: The Savoy Hotel has a superstition regarding the number of guests at dinner.
If there are thirteen then a wooden carved cat named Kaspar is given a setting alongside the guests wearing a white knapkin around his neck and a saucer of milk placed before him.
This takes the guest count to fourteen and keeps evil forces at bay.