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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th January 1958 Squeeze pianist & TV presenter Jools Holland was born in Blackheath, London.
24th January 1664 Born today: John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)
Trinity Buoy Wharf
London's only lighthouse on north bank opposite Millennium Dome
Location: 64 Orchard Place, E14
Description: This is London's only lighthouse on the north bank opposite the Millennium Dome in a little known area called Leamouth.
Designed in 1863 and built in 1864, it was used for training of lighthouse keepers.
Michael Faraday was scientific advisor to Trinity House, the seafaring toolmaker who's workshop was based here.
Now it is an exhibition space and American greasy diner...