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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th May 2005 Big Ben breaks down due to high temperatures.go to related location

27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies

27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.

27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)

27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London

27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Battersea Bridge



Battersea Bridge

Battersea and London's most dangerous bridge!

Location: Battersea Bridge, Chelsea

Description: Battersea Bridge is the second bridge across the Thames here in Chelsea, originally replacing a ferry service.

The first bridge was a wooden toll bridge which lasted from 1771 to 1885, which is amazing with it being wooden and remarkably dangerous to both traffic on the bridge and river traffic under it.

The new Grade II listed bridge by Sir Joseph Bazalgette remains the narrowest surviving road bridge over the Thames in London.

It's at an awkward place on the bend in the river and as such is the scene of many collisions on the river.


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Battersea Bridge

Battersea and London's most dangerous bridge!


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