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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
St Mary's Hospital
The place where heroin was discovered.
Location: Praed Street, Paddington
Description: St Mary's Hospital is a general acute hospital that diagnoses and treats a range of adult and paediatric conditions.
The Jefferiss Wing sexual health clinic is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with sexual health problems, including sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV and AIDS.
The paediatric service includes a dedicated children's A&E department and north-west London's paediatric haematology service.
The hospital has pioneered the use of robotic surgery, including the UK's first da Vinci robot for keyhole surgery.
Prince William, Prince Harry, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Elvis Costello, Joe Cole, and Kiefer Sutherland were all born here.
Roger Bannister, the first man to run a four-minute mile was a professor of neurology here.
The hospital is also the source of two discoveries: both Penicillin and Heroin were discovered here.
Tagged in this Tour: The Princess Diana Tour