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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
The Mayor Gallery
The famous Mayor Gallery in Mayfair.
Location: 22A Cork Street, Mayfair
Description: The Mayor Gallery was the first gallery to open its doors in London's famous art gallery-lined Cork Street.
Founded by Fred Mayor (1903-1973) in 1925, many artists exhibited for the first time in England here first including Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Joan Miro and Paolozzi.