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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
The Widest Pavement in London
One of the shortest high streets in London, but very wide.
Location: Whitechapel High Street, E1, E1
Description: Whitechapel High Street is one of the shortest high streets in London but a major traffic route through the East End.
The street was developed during the sixteenth century as part of the main route between London and Essex and was lined with coaching inns that closed when the railways were built in the mid nineteenth century.
And if this historical prowess wasn't enough for you, it also has the widest pavements in London.