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Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Tennis Tour
The London Tennis Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Emblem of the Cockney World



Emblem of the Cockney World

London's best animal-based giant shopping centre-located statue

Location: Elephant and Castle, SE1

Description: The Elephant and Castle has witnessed dramatic changes in recent times, just three hundred years ago the area was sparsely populated. The area has always been an important traffic junction and was once known as 'the Piccadilly of South London'.

In the early 1960's the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre was built, the first of its kind in Europe.

It was about this time that London's 'best animal-based' giant shopping centre-located statue was borne. This fantastic statue has now been described as the 'emblem of the cockney world'. What a place!

Tagged in this Tour: London

Themes: SculptureSculpture Theme  TransportTransport Theme  QuirkyQuirky Theme
Ranking This Month: 1287/2696
Pages Hit This Month: 71
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/1219
Credits: http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk/

Emblem of the Cockney World

London's best animal-based giant shopping centre-located statue


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