My friend since 44 years ago. I first met Larry in 1974 when he invaded my coffee house, Tricky Dick's, costumed as a wicked hunch-backed vicar, asking pretty ladies if he could join them and in the same breath how they liked their bacon cooked for breakfast while enhancing live music (often courtesy of Tim Hardin) by madly beating his hump with a drumstick. (Weren't those the days...) Larry was (and still is) more entertaining than all the finest TV, movies and live musicals combined.
Selfridges has sadly sacrificed itself to Russian consumers. As one wise Brit told me, if you want to witness the English shopping experience in London, travel up and down the escalators at John Lewis.
Sorting through files saved from mud, I found this from Gdansk, Poland, circa 1984. Walesa was under house arrest at the time. (The goons were downstairs, had already harassed our entry, were gearing up to harass our exit.) Times soon changed and Walesa became President of Poland.