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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd September 1941 General de Gaulle forms French government in exile in London.

23rd September 1909 Susan Travers, the only woman to join the French Foreign Legion, was born in London.

23rd September 1814 Work began on the original Southwark bridge by John Rennie.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:

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