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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Queen Vic's Hubby Hall
1871, Queen Victoria opened the venue dedicated to her husband
Location: Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
Description: The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over.
And it was in 1871 that the doors first opened care of Queen Victoria, the world's leading artists from every kind of performance genre have since appeared on its stage.
Each year it hosts more than 350 performances including classical concerts, rock and pop, ballet and opera, tennis, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and lavish banquets.
The hall was dedicated to Queen Victoria's husband and consort, Prince Albert.
Tagged in this Tour: The Doctor Whoish tour of London