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Can the Café Royal recapture its place as the beating heart of intellectual and gastronomic London?

January 31, 2013

Arthur Conan Doyle clearly thought that a singular event called for a singular setting. So when in 1902 the one-legged news vendor outside Charing Cross station held up his black placard bearing the news, ?Murderous attack on Sherlock Holmes?, the article that followed gave one of the most famous addresses in London as the site of the shocking event: the Café Royal.



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