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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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