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1865-1914 - Piccadilly Circus (Westminster) Aesthetics & Artist Models & Painting & Sculpture & Sex & Italy The Slade School of Art was established at University College London, Gower Street, in 1870. Its first Professor of Fine Art was Edward Poynter who 1818-1881 - Strand (Covent Garden) Poetry & Music & Sex & Italy & place: Venice The Savoy Theatre on the Strand was opened on 10 October 1881. On 7 December 1889 the theatre premiered The 1789-1829 - Baker Street (Westminster) Art Dealers & Collections & Sex & Italy & place: Lisbon Art collector Gregorio Fellipe Franchi was born in 1770 in Lisbon, the son of an Italian singer employed at the Portuguese court. As a youngster he 1757-1884 - Bond Street (Mayfair) Clubs & Fashion & Periodicals & Sex & Italy In 1683, Thomas Bond purchased a Piccadilly mansion called Clarendon House from Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle. He demolished the house in 1758-1786 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Sex & Italy & place: Siena Singer and composer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was born around 1735 in Siena. He received his musical education at the Naples conservatory and made 1758-1788 Clare Market (Westminster) Dance & Dentistry & Entertainment & Sex & Italy Giuseppe [Joseph] Grimaldi was probably born between 1709 and 1716, the son of the dancer John Baptist Grimaldi, one of a family of Italian 1736-1739 - St James’s Square (Westminster) Literature & Politics & Sex & Italy & place: Venice Scientist, poet, diplomat, philosopher, art collector, and opera lover Francesco Algarotti was born in Venice on 11 December 1712, the son of a rich 1679-1885 - Roman Bath Street (City of London) Medicine & Romans & Sex & Italy In 1679 London’s first warm bath was built after the Turkish fashion, lined and floored with luxurious marble. It was located at Pentecost (Pincock) 1729-1815 - Haymarket (Westminster) Entertainment & Impresarios & Salons & Sex & Italy & place: Venice British Grand Tourists brought back a passionate love of all aspects of Italian culture. When Vauxhall Gardens opened to the paying public in 1729,