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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th February 2010 Abbey Road Studio's put up for sale by EMI due to increasing debts.

17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)

17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective

17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London

17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter

History of Claridges



History of Claridges

Claridges, hotel to the rich, royal and famous.

Location: Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

Description: Claridge’s first seed was sown in 1812, when James Mivart opened a hotel in the house at 51 Brook Street. By 1838, Mivart owned a row of five consecutive houses, knocking through to create one large hotel.

King Peter of Yugoslavia, exiled from his country in 1941 came to reside here. His son, Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia was born in Suite 212 in July 1945.

Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill declared the suite Yugoslav territory, and legend has it that a spadeful of Yugoslav earth was placed under the bed so that the heir to the throne could literally be born on Yugoslav soil.

Kate Moss held her 30th birthday party in a suite here with a Thirties theme. thirty security guards allowing guests using the code words “big 3-0” to enter the exclusive Claridges hotel in London's Mayfair for a thirty hour long party, where they were greeted with flower presentations with thirty blooms.

Upon entering the party, the star-studded list of guests were confronted with the choice of thirty pounds of Beluga caviar (served by thirty waiters of course) or platters of thirty kinds of fish. In case the guests were thirty, sorry thirsty, there were also thirty cases of vintage Cristal champagne.


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Claridges, hotel to the rich, royal and famous.


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Stayed a few times here, love it, it is the best. But on floor three we have been woken twice now by singing in the early hours of the morning around 3/4 a.m. It is always a lady singing, and then our room alarm goes off even though it is not set! Anyone else heard these noises? (Bev)
Posted by Bev on 2011-01-02
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