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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1981 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner died in London aged 85.

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

Curious Sign....



Curious Sign....

Weird sign near Waterloo reads - 'General Lying In Hospital'.

Location: Near Waterloo, SE1 7ND

Description: If you can find it, we know it exists...one of London's curious old signs. This one near Waterloo is for 'General Lying In Hospital'...very bizarre!

Tagged in this Tour: Quirky London
Tagged in this Tour: London 2012

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Curious Sign....

Weird sign near Waterloo reads - 'General Lying In Hospital'.


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I was born at the General Lying In Hospital. It was a maternity hospital that, when it closed down, became part of the nearby St Thomas Hospital. (Anna)
Posted by Anna on 2009-04-10
To shed a little light on this curiosity, "Lying-In" was a Victorian euthamism for giving birth- it was probably a maternity hospital. (Iain Watson)
Posted by Iain Watson on 2008-01-24
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