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Polonium-210 - Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Hotel


Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Hotel
65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue,



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:44 ( 51.512222 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:07:55 ( -0.131908 )

Soho - CroBar - Manette Street


The CroBar is a bar which attracts a slightly more well to do (bourbon rather than beer) rock music crowd than The Intrepid Fox.

It is at 17 Manette Street, opposite the side entrance to Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road. Next door is a shop which sells various occult items.



GPS grid coordinates:
Latitude: (WGS84) N51:30:53 ( 51.514830 )
Longitude: (WGS84) W0:07:51 ( -0.130807 )

Blue Plaque: John Logie Baird


John Logie Baird

22 Frith Street
Westminster, W1

Invented Television in this Frith Street attic laboratory - first picture transmitted on 2 Oct 1925. He also had other patents involving radar and video recording.


This Blue Plaque was recently mentioned by William Gibson in an interview with Steve Ranger of

"There's a blue plaque in London that says, in effect, 'Broadcast television was invented here'. Nobody in that room above the shop was filled with a kind of eldritch horror and a vision of a world of closed circuit surveillance - it was the last thing they were thinking."

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