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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th July 1975 Piccadilly line extension from Hounslow West opened as far as Hatton Cross.go to related location

19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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