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Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

Emblem of the Cockney World



Emblem of the Cockney World

London's best animal-based giant shopping centre-located statue

Location: Elephant and Castle, SE1

Description: The Elephant and Castle has witnessed dramatic changes in recent times, just three hundred years ago the area was sparsely populated. The area has always been an important traffic junction and was once known as 'the Piccadilly of South London'.

In the early 1960's the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre was built, the first of its kind in Europe.

It was about this time that London's 'best animal-based' giant shopping centre-located statue was borne. This fantastic statue has now been described as the 'emblem of the cockney world'. What a place!

Tagged in this Tour: London

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Credits: http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk/

Emblem of the Cockney World

London's best animal-based giant shopping centre-located statue


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