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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

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.

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Houses of Parliament

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


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