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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th January 1964 Born today: Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)

20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.

20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)

20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.

20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.go to related location

Oscar Wilde Statue



Oscar Wilde Statue

Oscar Wilde Statue on the edge of theatreland.

Location: Charing Cross, London, SW1Y

Description: Oscar Wilde was one of the greatest playwrights in the English language, London played homage to his wit and wisdom with a public monument on the edge of theatreland. The story behind this historic monument began in the 1980s and early 90s when some his fans remarked that there was no public memorial to him in the very city where he lived and his plays were most performed. One of those fans, the film-maker, painter and author Derek Jarman therefore suggested a statue.

Tagged in this Tour: july 2012
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012
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Oscar Wilde Statue

Oscar Wilde Statue on the edge of theatreland.


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