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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
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