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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

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. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
12. London's oldest parish church @ West Smithfield, London
13. Syon House & Gosford Park @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
14. St John's Gate @ Clerkenwell Road
15. Friday Hill House @ 7 Simmons Lane, Chingford
16. The Clerk's Well @ Well Court, Clerkenwell, London
17. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
18. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
19. A Gate and a Crypt @ St. John's Gate, 27 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell
20. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
21. Welcome to the Manor @ Eastbury Square, Barking
22. Loughton's Iron Age Camp @ Loughton Camp, Loughton, Epping Forest
23. Tower Hill @ Nr Tower Hill Tube Station
24. Site of Lord Byrons famous duel @ 100 Pall Mall
25. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
26. G Nissel & Co - Contact Lenses @ Mornington Terrace, Camden
27. Captain Kidd Public House @ Off Wapping Rose Garden
28. Artist Piet Mondrian's House @ 60 Parkhill Road, Hampstead
29. History of St Sepulchre Church @ Church of St Sepulchre, London
30. A barbers with a secret @ 156 Caledonian Road
31. St John's Churchyard @ Nr Wapping Gardens
32. Bob Hope was born here @ 44 Craigton Road, Eltham
33. The Monument.... is leaning! @ Near King William Street
34. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
35. The Volunteer @ 247 Baker Street
36. Headstone Manor @ Pinner View, Middlesex
37. Ardizzone's home of Inspiration @ 130 Elgin Avenue, Westminster
38. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
39. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
40. The Widest Pavement in London @ Whitechapel High Street, E1
41. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
42. The Two Puddings @ 27 Broadway, Stratford
43. John Wilkes' House Riots @ 35 Grosvenor Square
44. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
45. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
46. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
47. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
48. Secret Tunnels - 100 feet down @ Craig Court, off Trafalgar Square
49. William Morris' Georgian Retreat @ 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
50. Big Ben.... @ Westminster
51. Old Queens Head @ 44 Essex Road
52. The Red Lion @ 23 Crown Passage, Off Pall Mall
53. Another 'Pie & Mash' gem @ 9 Broadway Market
54. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
55. Little Green Street Protest @ Little Green Street, Kentish Town, London
56. Wapping Old Stairs @ Nr Wapping high Street
57. The Devil and the Lady @ Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street
58. Charterhouse @ Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, London
59. The London Stone @ Cannon Street, London
60. A gilded-gold Memorial @ Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, Kensington
61. Bromley Hall @ 43 Gillender Street, London
62. Food, Drink and Exercise @ 217 Uxbridge Road
63. A Right Religious Residence @ Lambeth Palace Road
64. A Famous Artistic Church @ Battersea Church Road, Battersea
65. Prospect of Whitby @ 57 Wapping Wall
66. Green Pond Road Stadium @ Green Pond Road, Walthamstow
67. The Grenadier and it's Ghosts @ 18 Wilton Row, Chelsea
68. The College of Arms @ Queen Victoria Street, London
69. Soho...Fruit and Veg...Porn @ Berwick Street
70. Lucan, Cubitt and some Plumbers @ 14 Lower Belgrave Street
71. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
72. The Painter Of Light @ 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
73. The Ealing Club @ 42A The Broadway, Ealing
74. A Right Royal Guest List @ Westminster Abbey
75. Rugby Was Born Here @ St Clement Danes Church, Strand
76. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
77. History made at Earls Court @ Earls Court Tube Station
78. Parliament Hill Park, But Why? @ Parliament Hill
79. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
80. Whitechapel Bell Foundry @ 34 Whitechapel Road, London
81. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
82. Milroy's of Soho @ 3 Greek Street, Westminster
83. The Pool Of London @ London Bridge to Tower Bridge
84. Kettner's and Napolean @ 29 Romilly Street, Soho
85. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
86. A Very Long Speech @ House of Commons
87. Westminster Bridge @ Westminster and South Bank
88. Legendary Soho Eaterie In Flames @ Chez Victor, 45 Wardour Street
89. Wapping Station @ Nr Wapping Rose Garden
90. The Samuel Gurney Memorial @ Broadway, Stratford, London
91. King of the Zulu's @ 18 Melbury Road, London
92. The Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
93. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
94. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
95. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
96. The Water Rats @ 328 Grays Inn Road, London
97. A House of Laughter @ Glenshaw Mansions, Brixton Road / Mowll Street
98. Rowton's Arlington House @ 1 Early Mews, Camden Town
99. Queen Vic's Hubby Hall @ Kensington Gore
100. Flats on record @ Du Cane Court, Balham
101. Once a Gun Safe House @ 257 Caledonian Road
102. The World's First Tube Line @ Off Faringdon Road
103. St James Church @ Clerkenwell Close
104. A View From Beak Street @ Beak Street
105. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
106. Dr John Snow's Pump @ Broadwick Street, Soho, London
107. Christmas under Nelson @ Trafalgar Square
108. Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge @ 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London
109. Wimbledon, Lawn Tennis Club @ Church Road, Wimbledon
110. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street