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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
Ho Chi Minh cheffed here!
Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913.
Location: Carlton Hotel, Haymarket, London
Description: Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913, when the prestigious Carlton Hotel stood here. It was destroyed in the blitz and is now New Zealand House.
It's believed that while he was working here the hotel catered for Winston Churchill and David Lloyd-George.