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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
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.