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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.
Sherlock Holmes Remembered
A fine place to get a tube and revel in Sherlock Holmes
Location: Baker Street Tube Station
Description: At the platform of Baker street underground on the Jubilee connection they now have five large murals depicting scenes from some of the Sherlock Holmes stories such as 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Red Headed League.
These are in the form of black & white drawings in the dress style of the old stories.
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012