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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Beach Blanket Babylon
Splendid interiors Laurence Llewellyn Bowen would be proud of.
Location: 45 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AA
Description: Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) was established as a bar and restaurant in 1990 occupying an old Georgian Mansion renowned for its decadent and flamboyantly unique interior design.
It's featured in various film and TV productions including Woody Allen's fourth London-shot film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
Singer Mariah Carey shot a music video here, while T4 used it to film interviews with music stars such as Nelly Furtado, Dizzee Rascal and Alexandra Burke.