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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held 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.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

Big Ben....



Big Ben....

The name Big Ben actually refers to the 13-ton bell inside.

Location: Westminster, SW1A 0AA

Description: The great London landmark that is 'Big Ben', that spreads its timely view across the capital has a secret... 'Big Ben' does not refer to the tower or the clock face...but to the 13-ton bell inside! Well now you know!

Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold

Themes: QuirkyQuirky Theme  ArchitectureArchitecture Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme
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Big Ben....

The name Big Ben actually refers to the 13-ton bell inside.


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