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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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.