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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st March 1974 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall

21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London

21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London

21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.

21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer

21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London

21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.go to related location

21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London

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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