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The Princess Diana Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th November 1987 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station

18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London

18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)

18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)

Westminster Bridge



Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge is the oldest bridge in use in London.

Location: Westminster and South Bank, SE1

Description: For centuries London Bridge was the only crossing in central London, the next bridge upstream was many miles away at Kingston. However, the foundation stone for the first pier at Westminster was laid in 1739 by the Earl of Pembroke - in 1854 work began on a new bridge. Westminster Bridge is now the oldest bridge in use in London.

Tagged in this Tour: The Bridges That Made London
Tagged in this Tour: The Doctor Whoish tour of London

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Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge is the oldest bridge in use in London.


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