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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.go to related location

Poet's Corner



Poet's Corner

Designated as the burial place of writers, playwrights and poets

Location: Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA

Description: One of the best known parts of Westminster Abbey, Poets' Corner can be found in the South Transept

It was not originally designated as the burial place of writers, playwrights and poets; the first poet to be buried here, Geoffrey Chaucer, was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey because he had been Clerk of Works to the palace of Westminster, not because he had written the Canterbury Tales.

The last person to be buried here was the legendary actor Laurence Olivier in 1989... and it has now been declared full.

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Poet's Corner

Designated as the burial place of writers, playwrights and poets


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