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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

River Police Boatyard



River Police Boatyard

Home to the worlds first uniformed police force

Location: Nr Wapping Rose Garden

Description: The Thames River Police was established in 1797 and was the first uniformed police force in the world.

At the time crime was a major problem on the river and was one of the reasons for building the inland docks enclosed by high walls.

Today the main problems are stolen yachts and attempted suicides. The blue and white building houses the police boats and provides maintenance facilities.

The present headquarters is just up the road and houses a museum (visits by appointment only).

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