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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

Ho Chi Minh worked here!



Ho Chi Minh worked here!

Vietnamese communist revolutionary trained as a chef here.

Location: Drayton Court Hotel, 2 The Avenue, Ealing, W13 8PH

Description: Ho Chi Minh is most famous for being the founder of the Viet-Minh independentist movement in 1941 and establishing communist control in part of Vietnam in the 1960s.

During his 30 year exile, while in London, in 1914 he trained as a chef here. The popular line is that it can be assumed that he would have cleaned and washed the dishes here!


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Ho Chi Minh worked here!

Vietnamese communist revolutionary trained as a chef here.


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