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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
9th April 1914 World, Flesh and the Devil, the 1st colour film, shown in London.
9th April 1838 The National Gallery opens in its new home off Trafalgar Square.
9th April 1413 The Coronation of Henry V in Westminster Abbey.
9th April 1269 Edmund of Crouchback, son of King Henry III was married to Lady Aveline de Forz in Westminster Abbey.
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...