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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
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