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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.
21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.
Chrisp Street Market
This was the first pedestrianised shopping centre.
Location: Chrisp Street, Poplar
Description: This former Easts London Victorian street market was redesigned in 1951 as part of the living architecture element of the 1951 Festival of Britain.
It was then celebrated as the first ever pedestrianised shopping centre of its kind and today has been reinvigorated by the opening of the DLR station next to it.
Today the Tower Hamlets market stalls and shops sell anything and everything from plants and fruit to clothes, bed linen and kids toys.