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?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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