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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
The Polonium Pine Bar
The place where Litvenenko met 2 Russian men before his murder.
Location: Millenium Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, L, W1K 2HP
Description: In November 2006, all seven bar staff working here at the Millennium Hotel's Pine Bar at the time tested positive for low levels of radioactive poison polonium-210.
Mr Litvinenko, 43, died in a London hospital on 23 November after being poisoned by polonium-210. Mr Litvinenko met two Russian men here on the 1st November - one a former KGB officer.
Tagged in this Tour: London