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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented
25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.
25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.
25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London
25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.
25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London
Statue of Gandhi
A meditative statue of Indian religious leader Mahatma Gandhi.
Location: Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London
Description: At the centre of Tavistock Square is a serene statue of Mahatma Gandhi. The statue has been in the park since 1968 and was designed by Fredda Brilliant.
The park also contains trees planted to commemorate the victims of the Hiroshima bombing and a Conscientious Objectors' memorial.
The Gandhi represented here is a seated figure, ponderous and meditative, perfect for this great Peace Park.