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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th February 1993 West Ham legend Bobby Moore passed away in Putney, London.go to related location

24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.go to related location

24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.

24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.

24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)

24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.

24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.go to related location

The New Clapham Library



The New Clapham Library

This is London's most stunning new iconic library.

Location: 91 Clapham High Street, Clapham, SW4 7DB

Description: This landmark state-of-the-art library in the heart of Clapham opened its doors in July 2012 at a time when some cash-strapped councils are closing them. Lambeth Council bucked the trend by opening the brand new 6.5 million public library right on Clapham High Street. It didnt cost the public purse anything because it's been paid for by the sale of 136 residential flats that form part of the new 12 storey development.

Open seven days a week, it will house more than 20,000 books, a performance space for use by local community groups, a new medical centre, caf, internet zone and community rooms.

The stunning building features a distinctive spiral design reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum. It's the masterwork of famous London-based architects Studio Egret West.


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The New Clapham Library

This is London's most stunning new iconic library.


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