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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

Admiral's House



Admiral's House

This is one of the most striking buildings in Hampstead.

Location: Admiral's Walk, The Grove, Hampstead

Description: This remarkable house was built during the reign of George III and occupied by an eccentric former naval officer called Fountain North. He constructed two ship-like decks on the roof, a main deck and a quarter deck, and mounted cannons all round them from which he regularly fired salutes on the King's birthday and to celebrate British Naval victories.

His cabin, built like the stern of a ship was high up in the air and there used to be an acre of garden, since built upon.

Through the garden ran a tunnel which was said to communicate with the Heath, and was alleged the escape-route of highwayman Dick Turpin.

The house currently carries a brown plaque
stating 'Sir George Gilbert Scott 1811 - 1878'

John Constable's painting of Admiral's House called 'Romantic House at Hampstead' can be viewed in the National Gallery, and another is at the Victoria and Albert.


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Admiral's House

This is one of the most striking buildings in Hampstead.


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