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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Air travel for rich people
City type flights since 1987
Location: Royal Docks, E16 2PX
Description: City Airport is situated just ten miles from the West End of London and three miles from the business and financial centre of Canary Wharf.
It houses a single-runway airport, intended for use by STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) airliners, and principally serving the financial districts of London.
The airport was first proposed in 1981, construction began on the site (the former Royal Docks) in 1986, with the Prince of Wales laying the first stone of the terminal building. Queen Elizabeth II opened London City Airport in November 1987.