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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.
John Lobb Bootmakers
Royal bootmakers to the stars and location of Lord Byrons pad.
Location: 9 St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1EF
Description: This famous bootmakers stands in the building where infamous cad Lord Byron's bachelor pad once was.
The original John Lobb was a lame Cornish farmboy whose mastery of the Gentle Craft of last and awl brought him golden awards in the Great International Exhibitions of Victorian times. He became the proud holder of a Royal Warrant as Bootmaker to Edward, Prince of Wales and later King Edward VII.
The rich and famous have attired their soles with boots from Lobb's through the years from Cole Porter and Neville Chamberlain to George Bernard Shaw and Andrew Carnegie.