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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres 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.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

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The Woolwich Granada



The Woolwich Granada

The most romantic theatre ever built?

Location: 174-186 Powis Street, Woolwich, SE18 6NL

Description: The Woolwich Granada, a Gothic densation in it's day was once described as 'the most romantic theatre ever built'.

It was designed by architect George Coles
in a modern gothic and art deco hybrid and opened in 1937.

In it's early days it became a celebrity premiere hotspot with many stars attending first nights here including Glenda Farrell, Claude Hulbert, and Buddy Holly.

Inside there's a Hall of Mirrors serving as a waiting area for balcony patrons.

Today the grade II listed former Odeon and Bingo hall is part of the thriving New Wine Church.


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The Woolwich Granada

The most romantic theatre ever built?


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