Churchill Arms Pub, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom)(Buon Natale / Merry Christmas) by Andrea Pucci Via Flickr: This pub is more than 200 years old. During the Christmas period it is decked out with a record 21,000 lights and 90 trees. Its landlord, mr O'Brien, has made the pub famous for its festive display, adorning the pub with lavish decorations for over 30 years.
On this day in music history: January 30, 1969 - The Beatles perform live for the last time on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row in London. Filmed as the climax of the documentary film “Let It Be”, the band perform a forty-two minute long impromptu set (only half appears in the finished film) consisting of the songs “Get Back” (performed twice), “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Dig A Pony”, “One After 909” and “I’ve Got A Feeling”. The performance quickly attracts attention from the street below, drawing a huge crowd, stopping traffic in central London, and leading the police to bring the concert to a halt. The roof top concert captures a rare glimpse of The Beatles during their last days as a functioning unit, and becomes an iconic moment in their history.
“First day, first day, can’t be late, can’t be late.”
Q panted evenly while weaving through the London traffic, careful but fast. One Summer spent as a cycle courier, taking his life into his hands daily, had made him not so much reckless, just a little bit more fearless. He pulled up to a red light, alongside a rather gorgeous Aston Martin, rumbling throatily.
He glanced at the short-haired, blonde driver who was on his mobile. Q tutted.
He pulled away on the amber, beating the flash bastard across the junction. He grinned. MI6 wouldn’t know what hit it.