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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
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