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Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.go to related location

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

Religious Phrase With A Twist



Religious Phrase With A Twist

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' - Religious money laundering

Location: Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA

Description: There's a famous phrase who's origins hail from those religious institutions, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' came about due to the the rivalry for endowments and revenue between the two - when the dissolution of monasteries saw cash being transferred from Westminster Abbey to St Paul's.

So now you know...


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Religious Phrase With A Twist

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' - Religious money laundering


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