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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th March 1968 Arsenal footballer Paul Merson was born in Harlesden, North London.

20th March 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (1 months)

20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London

20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.go to related location

20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

Charles II 's Special Road



Charles II 's Special Road

A special route home for the King, and his subjects.

Location: King's Road, SW3

Description: Indeed, the 'naval of swinging London' in the sixties, the King's Road still has that special thing. Ultra-fashionable at the time, the King's Road is an excellent shopping street that starts on the beautiful, tree-lined Sloane Square.

But it did serve a more interesting purpose around the time of Charles II (the King) in the mid 1600s. In fact he used the road to travel from Whitehall to his palace at Hampton Court.

Originally a twisting path beginning at Eaton Square, subjects of Charles II were also able to use the road but only on production of a pass stamped with the words - 'The King's Private Road'.

What a pass!

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