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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
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.