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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

The Whispering Gallery



The Whispering Gallery

The infamous acoustics of St Paul's Cathedral's dome gallery.

Location: St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster

Description: One of the fascinating features of St Paul's Cathedral is the circular gallery which runs at the point where the vault of the Dome starts to curve inwards, it's called the Whispering Gallery.

The name comes from the fact that a person who whispers facing the wall on one side, can be clearly heard on the other, since the sound is carried perfectly around the vast curve of the Dome.

If you're taking kids it's a great little diversion, and you can teach them some acoustics/physics while you're at it!

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The Whispering Gallery

The infamous acoustics of St Paul's Cathedral's dome gallery.


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