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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
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