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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd April 2007 A man enters Zizzi's restaurant on The Strand, stands on a table and and chops his penis off.go to related location

22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.

22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty

22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)

22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)

22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London

22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.

A Monastery and a Bard



A Monastery and a Bard

Named after a Dominican monastery and home to the great Bard.

Location: Blackfriars, EC4V

Description: In modern London, Blackfriars probably means one of a couple of things...travel links, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Great Fire of London...I'm sure there are loads more.

But, Blackfriars is actually named after a Dominican monastery that stood there until the 15th century, and, the 'great bard' Shakespeare once resided there.

Not only is the area a useful travel hub for all and sundry, but one can romanticise about days gone by and what once was.


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A Monastery and a Bard

Named after a Dominican monastery and home to the great Bard.


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