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Daily Express Building

Daily Express Building, Fleet Street. Owen Williams sleek 1932 headquarters for the Daily Express, the future straight from the past.

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Known for its bad food and its worse atmosphere, the Hotel d’Italie is far from the most famous of Victorian restaurants. But in 1894 it was host to one of the most exciting literary dinners of the century – the launch party for the scandalous and decadent Yellow Book. With everyone from Aubrey Beardsley to W. B. Yeats, it was a night to remember! Listen to find out more …