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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

7th December 1988 Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.

7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London

7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.go to related location

7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.go to related location

Charles Darwin lived here



Charles Darwin lived here

This is where Charles Darwin lived with his new wife Emma.

Location: 12 Upper Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London

Description: This was the first home of Charles and Emma Darwin after their marriage in 1839. Charles had moved in on 31st December 1838 and they were married on 29th January. They rented it, furnished and fondly called it Macaw Cottage because of it's colourful decor.

Their two eldest children, William Erasmus & Anne Elizabeth were born here.

They moved out in September 1842, and in 1941 the German bombers destroyed the house, and it's now the Department of Biology for the University College London. The Darwin building stands on the exact spot of Macaw Cottage.

It was numbered 110 when they moved in, but later it was renumbered to be number 12.


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Charles Darwin lived here

This is where Charles Darwin lived with his new wife Emma.


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