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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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

Themes: TransportTransport Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme  RiverRiver Theme
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Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge is the oldest bridge in use in London.


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