Piccadilly

The curious origin of the name of this fashionable street which contains Fortnum and Mason, Hatchards the booksellers and the Ritz Hotel, is given in LONDON: 'Gin Lane'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.




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