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The Ivy restaurant's private bar sells for £31,000

The Ivy restaurant's private bar sold for more than 30 times its estimated worth at auction last night, fetching £31,000 after decades of playing host to celebrities such as David Beckham and Brad Pitt.

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In a charity event that raised £1 million, The Ivy sold everything from its finest artwork to its pane glass window and even the sign for the ladies' toilet.

A seat at the table that served dinner to Laurence Olivier and Diana, Princess of Wales was last night priced at £6,000 after the restaurant's top table went under the hammer.

Once one of the most difficult places to pass through in London, The Ivy's oak front door fetched £27,500.


Londoners found to be uncooperative, quarrelsome and irritable.

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If you want friendly neighbours, new advice is to avoid London and head north. A UK-wide personality survey by Cambridge University, of almost 400 thousand Brits, found Londoners to be uncooperative, quarrelsome and irritable. But it's not all bad - Londoners did score highly on social traits, suggesting that if you like to party - the capital is the place to be.

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