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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
The Black Books shop
The location of the bookshop used for comedy series Black Books.
Location: 13 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, WC1H 9EW
Description: This is the location of the shop used for the outdoor shots of Bill Bailey's bookshop sitcom Black Books. The series was written by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan.
The shop was used for all the exterior shots on the show and although the interior of the shop was much larger in the sitcom, the layout was loosely based on the interior of Collinge & Clark.