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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th May 2005 Big Ben breaks down due to high temperatures.go to related location

27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies

27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.

27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)

27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London

27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Blue House



The Blue House

This is one quirky example of great modern London architecture

Location: Garner Street, Haggerston, London

Description: This quirky building, now affectionately known as The Blue House, has a cartoon-like billboard character which communicates its function as a home and office.

The front has a miniature scale, but the side addressing the main street is big in scale. Built for 300,000, the project makes innovative use of standard construction methods. The house contains a maisonette for family of three, an office and a separate apartment.

The significance of the blue house as one of the most important houses built this century is widely recognised, it features prominently in numerous publications including the new edition of Pevsner's Buildings of England.

Tagged in this Tour: Weird photo ops

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The Blue House

This is one quirky example of great modern London architecture


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