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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
Since 1752, Lord Mayors of London have lived in Mansion House
Location: Mansion House, EC4N 8LB
Description: Since 1752, Lord Mayors of London have lived in Mansion House opposite the Bank Of England.
As head of the City of London, the Lord Mayor presides over its governing bodies - the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Council.
He is Chief Magistrate of the City of London, Admiral of the Port of London, Chancellor of City University and President or Patron of many other civic and charitable organisations.
Each Lord Mayor serves for one year marked by the annual Lord Mayorís show... Busy people then.