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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd June 1944 Born today: Peter Asher, London, singer (Peter and Gordon-World Without Love)
22nd June 1922 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
22nd June 1911 The Coronation of George V in Westminster Abbey.
22nd June 1887 Born today: Julian S Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog
22nd June 1749 Actor David Garrick married Eva Marie Veigel, a German dancer in opera choruses.
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'.