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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th April 1956 Noel Coward's musical South Sea Bubble, premieres in London

25th April 1946 Christopher Fry's Phoenix too Frequent, premieres in London

25th April 1944 Strictly star Len Goodman was born in Bethnal Green.go to related location

25th April 1896 Sidney Jones and Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London

25th April 1660 London Convention Parliament begins

On This Day in London: The Shady Old Lady's Guide to London


It all happened here on our streets, but today is the anniversary of which key events from London's history:


25th April 1956 Noel Coward's musical South Sea Bubble, premieres in London (61 years ago this year)

25th April 1946 Christopher Fry's Phoenix too Frequent, premieres in London (71 years ago this year)

25th April 1944 Strictly star Len Goodman was born in Bethnal Green. (73 years ago this year) go to related location

25th April 1896 Sidney Jones and Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London (121 years ago this year)

25th April 1660 London Convention Parliament begins (357 years ago this year)


26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London. (18 years ago this year) go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45 (41 years ago this year)

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London (44 years ago this year)

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London (70 years ago this year)

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey. (83 years ago this year) go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London (89 years ago this year)

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute) (96 years ago this year)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia (102 years ago this year)

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London (127 years ago this year)


27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened. (13 years ago this year) go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London (55 years ago this year)

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants) (58 years ago this year)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London (74 years ago this year)

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice) (95 years ago this year)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London (109 years ago this year)

27th April 1840 Mountaineer Edward Whymper was born in London. (177 years ago this year) go to related location

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens (189 years ago this year)


28th April 1999 Construction began on the Millenium Bridge. (18 years ago this year)

28th April 1992 Artist Francis Bacon died on holiday in Spain. (25 years ago this year) go to related location

28th April 1923 King George V cuts first turf at Wembley Stadium. (94 years ago this year)


29th April 2011 Prince William marries Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. (6 years ago this year) go to related location

29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London. (51 years ago this year)

29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London (74 years ago this year)

29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards) (94 years ago this year)

29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic) (138 years ago this year)