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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

The Albany, home to AJ Raffles



The Albany, home to AJ Raffles

Albany's bachelor flats home to AJ Raffles and Lord Byron.

Location: Albany Court, St James, London

Description: The Albany, named after the Duke of York, second son of George III, who owned the central block. In 1804 it was converted into chambers for bachelors.

Famous tenants included Lord Byron, Canning and Lord Lytton, although it's most famous was the EW Hordung's fictional gentleman thief. Created by Hordung, who was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brother in law, it's thought raffles is a direct opposite of Sherlock Holmes.


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The Albany, home to AJ Raffles

Albany's bachelor flats home to AJ Raffles and Lord Byron.


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