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Westfield Stratford City East
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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House



Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Sherlock Holmes stories here.

Location: 2 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6HJ

Description: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reputedly had an eye practise here, although there is some argument as to whether it was actually 2 Upper Wimpole Street instead.

For now, we'll go with his autobiography.

He wrote many of his stories here.

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