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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London
Francis Bacon's Drug Bust
Francis Bacon's flat and studio.
Location: 80 Narrow Street, Limehouse
Description: Figurative painter Francis Bacon lived and worked in a studio at this house during his turbulent 1960's and early 1970's phase.
It's where his lover George Dyer planted cannabis and Bacon was subsequently arrested.