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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.
21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
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.