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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
30th April 1980 Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
30th April 1943 Noel Coward's This Happy Breed, premieres in London
30th April 1763 London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower
30th April 1695 William Congreve's Love for Love, premieres in London
30th April 1290 Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I was married to the 7th Earl of Gloucester in Westminster Abbey.
From Russia With Love
Hermitage Rooms, branch of St. Petersburg's State Museum.
Location: Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA
Description: The Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House is a branch of St. Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum that offers rotating exhibitions drawn from the Russian museum.
At Somerset House the focus is on telling the story of royal life through rare objects that include medals, jewelry, portraits, porcelain, and furniture.
So why waste any more time, get down to the 'house' and get in the mood for Vodka and Tzar shenanigans...