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Carry On in London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

7th December 1988 Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.

7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London

7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.go to related location

7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.go to related location

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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