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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Kettner's and Napolean
Napoleon III's favourite chef opened this eatery in 1867
Location: 29 Romilly Street, Soho, W1D 5HP
Description: Originally a series of four Georgian town houses, Kettner's was first opened as a restaurant by Auguste Kettner, (chef to Napoleon III) in 1867.
Popular with deliciously colourful characters of the time including Oscar Wilde, Edward VII, Lillie Langtry, Agatha Christie and Bing Crosby, Kettner's was renowned for hosting incredible parties.
Kettner's today boasts a Brasserie, Cocktail and Champagne Bar and eight Private Rooms.
The Grade II listed building has been refurbished and restored with the 1930's style Brasserie serving Modern European dishes.
Situated in the heart of theatre land, it also boasts a beautiful white grand piano which is a focus for live music.
No wonder Bing Crosby was a fan.