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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
A Big Tin
London's very own giant tin of Tate & Lyle Syrup
Location: West Silvertown
Description: Go on the DLR and alight at West Silvertown on platform one, then cross over to platform 2 and look out of the window.
You will see the Tate & Lyle factory.
On the nearside corner is a giant reproduction of a tin of syrup about 3/4 metres high.
All you need now is a factory that makes giant spoons!
Tagged in this Tour: Quirky London