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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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.