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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 cheffed here!



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.


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Ho Chi Minh cheffed here!

Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh trained as a chef here in 1913.


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