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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
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.