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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd January 1970 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6 hours

22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)

22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.go to related location

22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.go to related location

22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.go to related location

22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.go to related location

London Planetarium



This is where the old London Planetarium used to be.

Location: Marylebone Road, NW1 5LR

Description: The London Planetarium was owned by the same company who owned Madame Tussauds next door. Once a very famous London landmark, it housed the Planetarium - shows about space and astronomy.

It went a bit Imax-esque and showed some Wallace and gromit for a short while instead on it's dome. It closed in 2006 to make way for extra and more profitable waxwork action.

At the time Sir Patrick Moore wrote It is enough to make grown men like me weep. Once we stop wanting to learn, we stagnate.

It was originally opened by Prince Philip in 1958 in the shell of an old bombed theatre from the blitz.


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London Planetarium

This is where the old London Planetarium used to be.


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