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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
This is Europe's largest urban wetland.
Location: 2 Forest Road, Tottenham
Description: This, opened on October 20th 2017, is Europe's largest urban wetland. It's a 211 hectare home for an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, on this Thames Water reservoir site.
The area has now been redeveloped and open now to the wider public for the first time in 150 years.
Access includes to the locally-listed Marine Engine House, Visitor Centre and Caf.
A unique swift tower has been added to house nesting swifts and roosting bats, whilst the Grade II-listed Coppermill Tower offers a viewing platform to enjoy sweeping views of the capital.
The site is be openly accessible and free of charge.