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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
London's Deepest Car Park
Bloomsbury Square Car Park...at 60 feet down...London's deepest
Location: Bloomsbury Square, WC1A
Description: Bloomsbury Square Car Park...at 60 feet down...London's deepest car park. Seven storeys down and taking up less than half the square - Camden Council has built this with helical ramps that descend like a corkscrew in a concrete drum. This design has never been replicated.