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TOUR OF THE MONTH
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.
Very famous restaurant, lovely food and wine, A-List Celebrities
Location: 1 West Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NE
Description: First opened in 1917, The Ivy restaurant established its heyday in the 1930s being greatly favoured by those in the theatrical world. Famous diners from this era include Noel Coward and Laurence Olivier.
The heyday has continued undiminished as have the close associations with film and theatre, stars and personalities. Today is more of the same - fine food and wine and A-List Celebrities abound...