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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Entrance To See The Queen...
Originally built as the entrance to Buckingham Palace.
Location: Marble Arch, WIY
Description: Marble Arch is a well-known landmark, seemingly lost on its own island. But...It was originally built as the entrance to Buckingham Palace but not used. Inside the Arch is a tiny office which used to be a police station.