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Westfield Stratford City East
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James Bond in London: The Tour
James Bond in London: The Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th September 2005 Battersea Bridge was struck by a gravel-laden barge causing significant damage and closing it for repair.

20th September 1989 Musical Miss Saigon, premieres in London

20th September 1938 Emlyn Williams' Corn is Green, premieres in London

20th September 1721 Irish actor Thomas Doggett, founder of the Doggett's Coat and Badge boat race, died in London.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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