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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Green Cabbie Hut...Chelsea
Green Cabbie Shelters - a cuppa, full English - can you find it?
Location: Chelsea Embankment, SW11
Description: You must have noticed the jolly green sheds that squat in odd spots of London...Well they are few and far between and home to cabbie drivers - 'Cabbie Shelters'. 13 in total and serving 23,000 drivers, cabbies can enjoy a cup of tea, a natter and of course the renowned full English breakfast. They are also the haunt on occasion of the rich and famous...Angela Rippon, Ricky Gervais, Madonna... But can you see this one?