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Westfield Stratford City East
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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

The Beeb rocks Out!



The Beeb rocks Out!

Home to legendary performances from the likes of Moz

Location: 2-22 Portland Place, W1A 1AA

Description: Well it's in there somewhere...

'The Radio Theatre', inside Broadcasting House in London and the venue for many historic recordings at the BBC, reopened in June 2007 after a major overhaul.

Originally designed as a classical music venue in the early 1930s, the BBC's biggest radio studio has been fitted out for a wide range of audience shows, including both speech and music performances (largely rock, pop and jazz).

The refit, part of a bigger building project that will eventually bring BBC World Service and television news operations under one roof in Portland Place, has taken four years.

The Concert Hall became the Radio Theatre in the mid 1990s with what was then a modern production gallery and with the stage configured for a broader range of programmes. The character of the venue changed, and so did the range of artists appearing - in recent years they have included David Bowie, REM, Prince, Paul Weller, Shania Twain and Ronan Keating.

And of course the legend that is the one and only Morrissey!

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