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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
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'.