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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th March 1958 Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London

19th March 1944 Tippett's oratorium Child of Our Time, premieres in London

Top Pioneer-related places to visit in London.



The celebration of a pioneer, those who yearned for discovery, and those who remain an inspiration.

TOP 10 PIONEER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE PIONEER SIGHTS:

11. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
12. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
13. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
14. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
15. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
16. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
17. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
18. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
19. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
20. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
21. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
22. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
23. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
24. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
25. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
26. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
27. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
28. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
29. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
30. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
31. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
32. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
33. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
34. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
35. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
36. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
37. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
38. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
39. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
40. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
41. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
42. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
43. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
44. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
45. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
46. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
47. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
48. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
49. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
50. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
51. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
52. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
53. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
54. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
55. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
56. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
57. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
58. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
59. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
60. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
61. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
62. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
63. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
64. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
65. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
66. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
67. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
68. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
69. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
70. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
71. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
72. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
73. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
74. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
75. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
76. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
77. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
78. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
79. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
80. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
81. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
82. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
83. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
84. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
85. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
86. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
87. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
88. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
89. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
90. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
91. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
92. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
93. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
94. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
95. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
96. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
97. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
98. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
99. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
100. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
101. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
102. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
103. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
104. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
105. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair