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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Statues & Plaques in the Mall
A great spot to find lots of fabulous history and heritage
Location: The Mall
Description: If you go down the mall on the left side going away from Buckingham Palace you will come to the statue of the Queen Mother with King George VI statue behind her.
About 30 metres behind him is Carlton Gardens.
At number 4 there are 2 plaques.One is blue and states that General de Gaulle started the French fighting force from this address.
The other is written in French and is telling all French people never to give in as we will all be victorious.
Opposite the house is a statue of General de Gaulle himself