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Carry On in London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

6th December 1948 Born today: Jonathan King, London, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon)

6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)

6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.go to related location

6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.go to related location

6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green

Princess Louise's Victoria



Princess Louise's Victoria

The stunning statue of a young Queen Victoria by her daughter.

Location: Kensington Gardens, Kensington

Description: This marvellous white marble statue of a youthful Queen Victoria on her accession to the throne in 1837 is by her daughter Princess Louise. In this superb location on the Broadwalk in front of Kensington Palace where she was born.

Queen Victoria's sixth child and Louise's husband, the Marquis of Lorne, occupied the Duke of Sussex's apartments here at Kensington Palace after the death of his widow in 1873.

By the age of 20 Princess Louise had exhibited at the Royal Academy and when she lived here immediately built herself a studio fit for one of the very few female sculptresses at the time.



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Princess Louise's Victoria

The stunning statue of a young Queen Victoria by her daughter.


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