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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
London's Oasis in the Park
Londoner's escape for over 100 years - fun, sun and water.
Location: Serpentine Lido, Hyde Park Corner, W1Y
Description: Located in Hyde Park, the Serpentine Lido has been a Londoner's escape for over 100 years.
Why not experience the outdoors in a unique atmosphere and enjoy a relaxing swim in the Serpentine.
Hey...or pull up a deckchair and sunbath while children play gleefully in the background. It's all right here in the middle of London.
(Please note - quirky copy C/O the official website - you've got to love it)