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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

Top Disaster-related places to visit in London.



Events that caused great destruction or great loss of life don't come around very often. Every now and again someone or something wages a war on the city and it's inhabitants.

TOP 10 DISASTER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE DISASTER SIGHTS:

11. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
12. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
13. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
14. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
15. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
16. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
17. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
18. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
19. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
20. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
21. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
22. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
23. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
24. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
25. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
26. Earls Court Big Wheel @ Earl's Court, London
27. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
28. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
29. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
30. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
31. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
32. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
33. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
34. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
35. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
36. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
37. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
38. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
39. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park
40. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
41. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
42. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
43. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
44. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
45. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
46. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road