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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th May 1959 Johnson and Bart's musical Lock up your daughters, premieres in London

28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)

28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)

28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London

28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.

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