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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 Quirky-related places to visit in London.



You must be strange. Or tired of all the same old tourist locations. Good news, there's loads of bizarre and surreal places to visit in London. Dive in!

TOP 10 QUIRKY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE QUIRKY SIGHTS:

11. Farting Lane's Sewer Lamp @ Carting Lane, Strand, London
12. Museum of body parts... @ 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
13. A Lighthouse in King's Cross @ Gray's Inn Road
14. The House they left behind @ 27 Ropemakers Fields, Narrow Street, Limehouse
15. Little Compton Street @ Charing Cross Road, London
16. The Year Round Christmas Shop @ Hays Galleria, 55a Tooley Street, London
17. The Crosse Keys @ 9 Gracechurch Street, Bank
18. Thomas Hardy's Tree @ Pancras Road, Kings Cross
19. Woe can lead to Joy! @ Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate
20. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
21. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
22. The Museum Tavern @ 49 Great Russell Street
23. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
24. Foreign Anarchist Club @ 6 Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road
25. The Cock Tavern Debauchery @ Bow Street, London
26. The Devils of Cornhill @ St Peter upon Cornhill, Gracechurch Street, Lond
27. The Skinny House @ Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
28. Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath @ Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic
29. Neal's Yard Water Clock @ 21-23 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London
30. David Bowie's Coal Mine @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
31. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
32. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
33. The Necropolis Railway @ 121 Westminster Bridge Road
34. The Ice Bar...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ 31-33 Heddon Street
35. Australia House & Harry Potter @ Strand
36. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
37. The Lamb's Snob Screens @ 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London
38. The Mayflower Inn @ 117 Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey
39. The Last Wherryman's Seat @ Bankside, Southwark Bridge, Southwark
40. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
41. The Battle of Blythe Road @ 36 Blythe Road, Kensington
42. Time for a Royal Mug @ Hope & Glory, 131a Kensington Church Street
43. Alien Autopsy location @ Rochester Square, Camden, London
44. Alcoholic Architecture @ 2 Ganton Street
45. Frank Buckland's Menagerie @ 37 Albany Sreet, London
46. Spring Heeled Jacks 1st Victim @ 1 Tredegar Road, Tower Hamlets, London
47. Hackney's Mole Man @ Mortimer Road, Hackney, London
48. Miller's Residence @ 111a Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London
49. Stanley Green Protein Man @ 34 Haydock Green, Northolt, Middlesex
50. A mad day playing Rugby @ The Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road
51. Time to shine a light @ Tower sundial
52. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
53. Green Cabbie Hut...Hanover Sq @ Hanover Sqaure
54. The Coach and Horses @ 29 Greek Street, London
55. The Statue that Copies You @ Sumner Street
56. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
57. Salvador Dali in his Diving Suit @ 5 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly
58. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
59. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
60. The Frost Fair on the Thames @ Blackfriars Bridge, London
61. The Farthing Bundle Lady @ Fern Street, Bow
62. The Millennium Bridge @ River Thames, Southwark
63. The Widest Pavement in London @ Whitechapel High Street, E1
64. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
65. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
66. The Whispering Gallery @ St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster
67. Pepe's Polka Dot House @ 99 Talbot Road, Notting Hill
68. Jim Henson's Creature Shop @ The Henson Building, 30 Oval Road
69. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
70. The Scooter Cafe @ Camden Market, Camden
71. Baby born on a Bus @ nr Mare Street, Hackney
72. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
73. The Bermondsey Tank @ Mandela Way, Bermondsey, London
74. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
75. Home of the Tichborne Claimant @ 14 Harley Gardens, Chelsea
76. The Betsey Trotwood @ 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell
77. The York Watergate @ Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London
78. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
79. Postman's Park @ Aldersgate Street
80. Big Ben.... @ Westminster
81. Harry Potter's Diagon Alley @ Cecil Court
82. Tommy's Gig at the Airport @ Sipson Way, Bath Road
83. Jerusalem Tavern @ 55 Britton Street
84. Hampstead's False Bridge @ Hampstead Heath, Hampstead
85. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
86. Little Green Street Protest @ Little Green Street, Kentish Town, London
87. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
88. Sex Pistol was a Dianetic @ 68 Tottenham Court Road, London
89. Prime Minister - dismount! @ The Athenaeum Club, Westminster
90. The Field of Forty Footsteps @ Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London
91. Curious Sign.... @ Near Waterloo
92. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
93. Pat Sharp's Mullet @ 16 The Broadway, Mill Hill
94. Robert's Fine Food & Drink @ 1 Upper James Street
95. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
96. Camden Head @ 2 Camden Walk, Camden Passage
97. Stokenchurch Shoe Tree @ Wycombe Road, Stokenchurch, Middle
98. Emblem of the Cockney World @ Elephant and Castle
99. Brian Harvey's Car Accident @ The Drive, Walthamstow, London
100. Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture @ Olympic Park, London
101. Eating in Darkness @ Dans le Noir, 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London
102. Finland in London @ Finnish Church, 33 Albion Street
103. King's Cross @ York Road, Kings Cross
104. London Pride Morris Men @ Regents Park Road
105. One Nation under CCTV @ Newman Street, London
106. Kaspar the Cat fights Evil @ Savoy Hotel, The Strand
107. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
108. The Francis Holland School @ 5 Ivor Place, Marylebone
109. The Blue House @ Garner Street, Haggerston, London
110. The Ubiquitous Undead Walk @ Junction Road, London