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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.
The King's Speech
The premises of the Australian speech therapist Lionel Logues
Location: 146 Harley Street
Description: In 2010 'The Kings Speech' film won 7 BAFTAS and 4 Oscars based on speech therapist Lionel Logue helping King George V1 overcoming his speech stammer.
'Colin Firth' and 'Geoffrey Rush' were the stars.
If you leave Regents Park station and go left and first left you will arrive at Harley Street and 'Lionel Logues' premises are at number 146 with a green plaque outside.
Dr. Lionel George Logue, Esq., CVO (26 February 1880 - 12 April 1953) was an Australian speech therapist and stage actor who successfully treated, among others, King George VI, who had a pronounced stammer.
Tagged in this Tour: july 2012