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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Pigeons on the Line
It's official, Pigeons use the underground!
Location: West Ham Tube Station, E15
Description: Who'd have thought...not only do these little critters get pretty much everywhere else in London - depositing their business on the pavements as if their very existence depended on it...
But it seems that they also travel on the underground!!
In fact, Pigeons regularly travel from West Ham in east London to central London on the tube in order to get more food...which is a pretty hideous fact - but amusing at the same time!
You have been warned
Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Underground Sights