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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th August 1978 Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London
20th August 1978 Two dead after El Al crew ambushed in Mayfair.
20th August 1923 London harbor strike ends
20th August 1909 Born today: Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)
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