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Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Houses of Parliament



Houses of Parliament

After 1834 fire - rebuilt by Thames to control angry mobs.

Location: Westminster, W1

Description: The Houses of Parliament back onto the river for a reason; the original structure - a former royal palace - was destroyed by fire in 1834; it was rebuilt closer to the river so that angry mobs mobs would be unable to surround the building.

Tagged in this Tour: Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold

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Houses of Parliament

After 1834 fire - rebuilt by Thames to control angry mobs.


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