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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

Lock & Co...Historical Hats



Lock & Co...Historical Hats

The oldest family-run hat shop in the world - founded 1676

Location: 6 St. James's Street, SW1A 1EF

Description: And that is a fact - this fantastic shop has been on this spot since 1765, but of course trading even longer.

The family actually invented the bowler hat in 1850 and have supplied the likes of Oscar Wilde, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Depp and more besides...

James Lock & Co is situated near St. James's Palace, and is within close vicinity of three Underground stations: Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, & Charing.

Now go find and enjoy.


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Lock & Co...Historical Hats

The oldest family-run hat shop in the world - founded 1676


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Lock did not exactly invent the Bowler. It was devised and made by the Bowler brothers in 1849, not 1950 (which is quibbling, of course) to fulfill an order from Lock. (Bob Smith)
Posted by Bob Smith on 2011-02-12
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