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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
One of London's most iconic bridges.
Location: Tower Bridge Road, Southwark
Description: Tower Bridge (completed in 1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, over the River Thames, next to the Tower of London. It remains one of the most distinctive and iconic locations in London, spectacularly opening up for the tall ships to pass through.
The grade I listed bridge is painted red, white and blue for the Queen Elizabeth II's silver jubilee in 1979.
The bridge features in many a blockbuster such as Brannigan (1975), Biggles Adventures in Time (1986), Spiceworld (1997), Mummy Returns (2001), Thunderbirds (2004), The Wolfman (2010), and Sherlock Holmes (2009).
Tagged in this Tour: The Bridges That Made London
Tagged in this Tour: The Doctor Whoish tour of London
Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold