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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

A Market With Mexican Roots



A Market With Mexican Roots

Name derives from Spanish fort in Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Bello.

Location: Portobello Road, W11

Description: Portobello Road Market is one of the most famous markets in the world and is internationally recognised for its second-hand and antique sections.

Statistically it features in the top ten rankings as the most visited tourist site in London.

And here's another perhaps unknown fact about this excellent place... it's name derives from a Spanish fort in the Gulf of Mexico captured by the British in 1739 - 'Puerto Bello'.


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A Market With Mexican Roots

Name derives from Spanish fort in Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Bello.


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