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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
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