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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th July 1977 Elvis Costello was arrested at The Park Lane Hilton.go to related location

26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London

26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.

26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.

26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)

26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)

26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London

26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist

26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician

Gaiety Theatre & Marconi House



Gaiety Theatre & Marconi House

This is where Marconi and the BBC broadcast the first TV service

Location: Citibank House, 336/337 Strand, London, WC2R 1HB

Description: This is where the original Gaiety Theatre stood until it became the London HQ of the Marconi Group in 1908 from where Marconi, set up 2LO the first commercial broadcasting station in London in 1922.

In the same year the BBC (British Broadcasting Company), from this station on the top floor of this building wing, started the first regular, licensed, programmed and advertised broadcasting service in the world.

Today it's a Norman Foster designed hotel featuring over 150 rooms and amazing rooftop terrace bar which becomes a club at night.


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Gaiety Theatre & Marconi House

This is where Marconi and the BBC broadcast the first TV service


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