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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th July 1957 St James' Theater in London closes
27th July 1942 Born today: Barbara Ferris, London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)
27th July 1694 The Bank of England was established to act as the English Government's banker.
The Markham Square Siege
The scene of Mark Saunders gun siege and death.
Location: Markham Square, Chelsea
Description: This is where in 2008 barrister Mark Saunders came home to his four-storey Georgian townhouse after heavy drinking and began shooting from his window and the ensuing five hour siege saw him shot dead by police marksmen.
He began shooting at a children's bedroom at 1 Bywater Street, before police arrive and return fire.