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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

A bit of Belfast in London



A bit of Belfast in London

What shall we give in return for so much?

Location: Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, SE1 2JH

Description: One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War.

Serving Britain for 32 years, she played an important role in both the Second World War and the Korean War as well as performing peacekeeping duties throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Saved from destruction in 1971, HMS Belfast is now part of the Imperial War Museum and is the first ship to be preserved for the nation since Nelson's Victory.

Through its team of staff and volunteers - many of whom are veteran crew - the Imperial War Museum is dedicated to making sure that HMS Belfast still has a role to play in reminding visitors of her unique place in Britain's maritime heritage.

Before you decide to set sail, make sure you check out the website for opening times and tariffs - http://hmsbelfast.iwm.org.uk/




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A bit of Belfast in London

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