Archive for December 28th, 2008

cafe_royal_entranceA 140-year-old Piccadilly cafe that was once the haunt of Virginia Woolf and other notable individuals is selling off its collection of trinkets and furniture to make way for a new hotel, according to The New Scotsman.
Established in 1865, the Café Royal hosted Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and others. It was also frequented by Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor and Muhammad Ali in more recent times.
A hotel will be built at the Regent Street location by Israeli developer the de Alrov Group.

The sale of items will take place Jan. 20, at Bonhams in Knightsbridge.

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