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'''The Ritz Hotel''' in [[Piccadilly]], central London is one of London's most famous 5-star hotels, overlooking Green Park. It was opened in 1906 by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz, previously manager of the Savoy Hotel.
 
'''The Ritz Hotel''' in [[Piccadilly]], central London is one of London's most famous 5-star hotels, overlooking Green Park. It was opened in 1906 by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz, previously manager of the Savoy Hotel.
  
In the early 20th century the Ritz's downstairs bar, nicknamed "l’Abri" ("the shelter"), was frequented by gay men from high society.<ref>Matt Houlbrook, <cite>[[Queer London]], Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918&ndash;1957</cite>, University of Chicago Press, 2005, ISBN 0-226-35460-1 page 74</ref>
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In the early 20th century the Ritz's downstairs bar, nicknamed "l’Abri" ("the shelter"), was frequented by gay men from high society.<ref>[[Matt Houlbrook]], ''[[Queer London]]''
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==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Hotels and guest houses]]
[[Category:Bars and Pubs]]
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[[Category:West End]]
 
[[Category:West End]]

Revision as of 20:32, 13 May 2012

The Ritz Hotel in Piccadilly, central London is one of London's most famous 5-star hotels, overlooking Green Park. It was opened in 1906 by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz, previously manager of the Savoy Hotel.

In the early 20th century the Ritz's downstairs bar, nicknamed "l’Abri" ("the shelter"), was frequented by gay men from high society.[1]

References

  1. Matt Houlbrook, Queer London page 74