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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII 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.