IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
I NEED A...
Number of Locations:
Jimi Hendrix's London»
London Album Covers Top 10»
Football Grounds of London»
The Magnificent Seven»
The London Rockstar Death Trail»
Monty Python Tour of London»
The Ultimate Beatles Tour»
The Banksy London Tour»
CREATE YOUR OWN TOUR»
Top Hat Madness
James Hetherington arrested for wearing a shiny structure
Location: Strand, WC2H
Description: In 1797 on the Strand in London a very strange thing happened - well, strange in this day and age but perhaps not then...
The London haberdasher James Hetherington was wandering along the strand minding his own business I'm sure, when he was accosted and arrested by the law.
But why I hear you gasp...well James was wearing a Top Hat, the first time anyone had done so in England. He was then charged with causing a breach of the peace by 'appearing on the public highway wearing a tall structure of shining lustre and calculated to disturb timid people'!
Only in London hey...
Peter Pan - Still a Legend», 1.0km
A Monastery and a Bard», 1.0km
Linley Sambourne House», 3.0km
The College of Arms», 1.2km
Syon House & Gosford Park», 8.2km
Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget», 0.8km
The Turkish Baths», 1.9km
Charles I's Intercepted Letter», 0.8km
A Gate and a Crypt», 1.4km
A Park once filled with Vice», 0.7km