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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
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'.