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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.
Home of the GLA and London major - has its own water well.
Location: The Queens Walk, SE1 2AA
Description: The home of the Greater London Assembly and the major (currently Ken Livingston - 07/2006) City Hall is emblematic of modern thinking.
Its glassy facade represents democratic openness - but in fact looks like a massize safety helmut - it uses water from its own well; even its unusual shape is designed to reduce surface area and improve energy efficiency. What a place...