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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury from his Kensington home announces he has Aids.

23rd November 1951 Born today: David Rappaport, London England, 3'11 actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)

23rd November 1946 Born today: Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)

23rd November 1931 Fulham and England footballer Alan Mullery born in Notting Hill.

23rd November 1896 Woolwich Arsenal's Joe Powell breaks his wrist in a league match, dying 6 days later from tetanus complications.

23rd November 1869 The Cutty Sark was launched from Dumbarton, headed for the China-tea routes.

23rd November 1705 Nicholas Rowe's Ulysses, premieres in London

Verde & Company



Verde & Company

Author Jeanette Wintersons quirky cafe and deli.

Location: 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AG

Description: This lovely East London cafe/deli near Spitalfields is run by author Jeanette Winterson, author of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit.

She bought the derelict building and set up home in the fine Georgian townhouse.

Later, she transformed the ground floor into an organic delicatessen called Verde’s in 2005 after being propositioned by a coffee company whose politics she disagreed with. She set about maintaining the traditional charms of the area with locally sourced organic produce.

A chap once popped by and said he used to work there when it had formerly housed the headquarters of an Orange importer called JW Fruits. In interview later she said So the house really did have my name on it.

Thus she went into business with New Yorker Harvey Cabaniss (a prodigy of Fergus Henderson) and a deli masterplan was born.


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Credits: https://www.verdeandco.co.uk

Verde & Company

Author Jeanette Wintersons quirky cafe and deli.


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