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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

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.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

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

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

Top Historical-related places to visit in London.



Some of the great stories and places from historic London.

TOP 10 HISTORICAL RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE HISTORICAL SIGHTS:

11. Harcourt House's Odd Duke @ Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, London
12. Nelson in Somerset @ Somerset House, Strand
13. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
14. London's oldest parish church @ West Smithfield, London
15. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
16. Parliament Hill Park, But Why? @ Parliament Hill
17. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
18. 1st petrol car was built here @ 1 Connaught Road, Walthamstow, London
19. Green Pond Road Stadium @ Green Pond Road, Walthamstow
20. Number One, London @ Apsley House
21. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
22. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
23. The Devil and the Lady @ Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street
24. Charles I's Intercepted Letter @ 285 High Holborn, London
25. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
26. Berezovsky's Stanley House @ Stanley House, Chelsea, London
27. Bob Hope was born here @ 44 Craigton Road, Eltham
28. Soho...Fruit and Veg...Porn @ Berwick Street
29. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
30. The Maya's home from home @ 94 Wandsworth Bridge Road
31. Another 'Pie & Mash' gem @ 9 Broadway Market
32. The Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
33. Wapping Station @ Nr Wapping Rose Garden
34. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
35. A House of Laughter @ Glenshaw Mansions, Brixton Road / Mowll Street
36. Sutton House @ Sutton House, Hackney, London
37. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
38. A barbers with a secret @ 156 Caledonian Road
39. The Gatehouse @ 1 North Road
40. Charlton House: Lusty Ghost @ Charlton Road, Charlton, London
41. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
42. Charterhouse @ Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, London
43. Bromley Hall @ 43 Gillender Street, London
44. Loughton's Iron Age Camp @ Loughton Camp, Loughton, Epping Forest
45. The Clerk's Well @ Well Court, Clerkenwell, London
46. History of St Sepulchre Church @ Church of St Sepulchre, London
47. Chalk... but no Cheese @ Limehouse
48. Queen Vic's Hubby Hall @ Kensington Gore
49. Wapping Old Stairs @ Nr Wapping high Street
50. St John's Gate @ Clerkenwell Road
51. A Very Long Speech @ House of Commons
52. Charles II 's Special Road @ King's Road
53. Five Fields becomes One @ Belgrave Square
54. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
55. London's Oldest Terraced Houses @ 52-55 Newington Green
56. Once a Gun Safe House @ 257 Caledonian Road
57. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
58. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
59. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
60. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
61. St James Church @ Clerkenwell Close
62. The Actors' Church @ Bedford Street, Covent Garden
63. Just add Water @ Albert Embankment
64. Playwright Hangout @ 2 Whitehall Court
65. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
66. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
67. Headstone Manor @ Pinner View, Middlesex
68. A Pint and a Perm @ 38 Maddox Street
69. Richard Whittington's Statue @ Threadneedle Street
70. The Samuel Gurney Memorial @ Broadway, Stratford, London
71. Top Hat Madness @ Strand
72. The Estorick Collection @ 39a Canonbury Square, Islington, London
73. Notre Dame de France @ 5 Leicester Place, Leicester Square
74. St James Leprosy @ St James' Palace
75. Artist James Barry died here @ 36 Castle Street, Oxford Street, London
76. The 'Portable' Crosby Hall @ Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
77. Batman.....at St Pancras @ King's Cross/St. Pancras Station
78. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
79. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
80. Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget @ Hanway House, Red Lion Square
81. The Red Lion @ 23 Crown Passage, Off Pall Mall
82. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
83. The Red Plaque of Cable Street @ Tower Hamlets
84. Friday Hill House @ 7 Simmons Lane, Chingford
85. Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge @ 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London
86. Russians, Stags and Knights @ 1 Westbourne Road
87. The Old Bedford @ 123-133 Camden High Street, Camden
88. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
89. Old Queens Head @ 44 Essex Road
90. St John's Churchyard @ Nr Wapping Gardens
91. Rules Restaurant, Londons oldest @ 35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
92. A gilded-gold Memorial @ Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, Kensington
93. Leighton House & Arab Hall @ Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
94. Food drenched in historical Art @ 41 Beak Street
95. Sir John Soane's Museum... @ 13 Lincoln Inn Fields
96. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
97. Secret Tunnels - 100 feet down @ Craig Court, off Trafalgar Square
98. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
99. Ardizzone's home of Inspiration @ 130 Elgin Avenue, Westminster
100. Wapping Pier Head @ Off Wapping High Street
101. Ancient Hunting Cry In London @ Soho
102. The Ancient House @ Walthamstow Village, London
103. East End with lots of East @ Stepney
104. Ophelia's River @ off Church Road
105. The Spaniard's Inn @ Spaniards Road, Hampstead
106. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
107. Lord Shaftesbury - A.K.A. - Eros @ Piccadilly Circus
108. John Wilkes' House Riots @ 35 Grosvenor Square
109. Not a nice way to go @ London Bridge
110. Tower Hill @ Nr Tower Hill Tube Station