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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
Dockhead Fire Brigade Station
This is where the original London's Burning TV series was filmed
Location: 8 Wolseley Street, London, SE1 2BP
Description: This is the fire Station used as the original 'Blackwall' Fire Station in the ITV series 'Londons Burning', about half a mile from Tower Bridge, as the exterior for Blackwall.
The Jacob Street studio is opposite, housing a full scale reproduction of the mess, built by Colin Monk.
Later on in the series, the exterior of Leyton Fire Station and the (soon to be converted into flats) Oliver Twist pub opposite were used.