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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

3rd April 1999 Oliver! Composer Lionel Bart sadly passes away in Hammersmith, London.

3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London

3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area

3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.go to related location

3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London

3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)

3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)

3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)

3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.go to related location

3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon

The Murder of Aristos



The Murder of Aristos

The scene of one of London's most intriguing unsolved murders.

Location: 66 The Bishops Avenue, Barnet

Description: This is the house where Greek Cypriot fashion tycoon Aristos Constantinou was shot dead on New Year's Day, 1985, with seven silver bullets.

It happened in his own chapel while praying, and has served to heighten security on this most prestigious of roads where houses can now fetch a lot more than 40m.

Despite two police investigations, a string of appeals and reconstructions, his killer has never been caught.

Aristos arrived in Britain in the early 1960s and enrolled at the London School of Fashion, before working out of a back room in Carnaby Street, creating the kind of styles that came to define Swinging London.

His brother Achilleas joined him and together they created Ariella Fashions, still a successful brand today. Achilleas lived next door to Aristos on The Bishops Avenue.

The house has seven bedrooms, numerous reception rooms and bathrooms and stands in 2.5 acres.

Aristos had fallen in love with one of his salesgirls, a captivatingly beautiful 17-year-old known then as Helen. One of the first things he did when she accepted his proposal was to tour the West End buying up copies of the girlie magazines for which she had posed.

She was there that night and she claimed that they disturbed burglars who killed Aristos as she escaped.


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The Murder of Aristos

The scene of one of London's most intriguing unsolved murders.


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