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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Newport Street Gallery
This is Damien Hirst's purpose built art gallery.
Location: Newport Street, Vauxhall, SE11 6AJ
Description: Newly renovated (and Designed by architects Caruso St John) in 2016 this gorgeous gallery presents exhibitions of work from Damien Hirsts art collection.
Spanning 37,000 square feet across six exhibition spaces, exhibitions vary between solo and group shows and admission to the gallery is free.
The construction of Newport Street Gallery involved the conversion of three listed buildings, which were purpose-built in 1913 to serve as scenery painting studios for the booming Victorian theatre industry in London's West End.