I’d heard this rumour about Coco Chanel and just attributed it to urban legend, it goes: when Coco was having an affair with the 2nd Duke of Westminster (she had a thing for men in power, she also dated a Russian duke and……a Nazi) in the 1920’s, he wooed her in extravagant ways, including getting her initials (also being the legendary Chanel logo) put on the lampposts in Westminster to show her how much she meant to him.

I never thought it was true until yesterday, I was standing by a cash point, happened to glance in the direction of the lamppost and yes – there was the Chanel logo!

So it’s now fact and another brilliant story in the life of Coco Chanel. Plus London (well, Westminster) officially has the most stylish lampposts in the entire world.

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