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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th April 1946 Christopher Fry's Phoenix too Frequent, premieres in London
25th April 1944 Strictly star Len Goodman was born in Bethnal Green.
25th April 1896 Sidney Jones and Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
25th April 1660 London Convention Parliament begins
The Boat Race
Since 1829, after two friends thought up the idea.
Location: Chiswick Bridge, W4
Description: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, which finishes near Chiswick Bridge, was first held in 1829, after two friends - one at Oxford and one at Cambridge - came up with the idea.
And so was born one of London's most famous sporting spectacles.