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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
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