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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th August 1954 Elvis Costello 'I Don't Want to go to Chelsea' born in London.

25th August 1919 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)

25th August 1907 Noted publisher Desmond Flower was born in London.

25th August 1867 English scientist Michael Faraday died at home at Hampton Court.go to related location

25th August 1776 Admiral Sir Thomas Bladen Capel was born in London.

25th August 1632 Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer Thomas Dekker died in London.

25th August 1537 The Honourable Artillery Company is formed in London.

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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