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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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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