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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Light Up St Stephen
The House of Commons in sitting, St Stephen's Tower lights up.
Location: House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
Description: The House of Commons is synonymous with England's political shenanigans and the way in which the country is governed.
So what better way to let all the London punters know that 'stuff is happening' amongst the Lords than to light up a tower.
And that is what is done - when the House of Commons is sitting, some kind chap turns on the light at the top of St Stephen's Tower.