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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
Charles Dickens Childhood Home
Once home to a very young Charles Dickens
Location: 16 Bayham Street, NW1
Description: And so to this very address... it's actually 141 Bayham Street now...but then it was number 16.
Charles Dickens lived here as a child on Bayham Street in Camden but sadly the house has since been demolished.
Luckily some bright spark decided to mark the location with a blue plaque, so that's good news.
'Charles John Huffam Dickens' (7 February 1812 to 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London