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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

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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