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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.
26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)
26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia
26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
Dukes and Bond
The bar that inspired the Bond line 'shaken, not stirred'.
Location: St. James's Place, St. James, SW1A 1NY
Description: Dukes's Hotel in St James Place is an exclusive boutique hotel that knows how to wow every customer.
It is also author Sir Ian Fleming's favourite hotel and he is said to have coined the phrase, shaken, not stirred. while in the bar here.
If you want to see it in action, head here and ask for their Bond signature martini - three measures of Gordon's, one measure of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet, with a slice of lemon shaken.
Tagged in this Tour: James Bond in London: The Tour