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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 Theatre-related places to visit in London.



The glitz, glamour, red velvet, and soggy carpets of treading the boards over the West End. While other historic buildings have been replaced or removed, lots of theatres from the Victorian period and before have been lovingly restored.

TOP 10 THEATRE RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE THEATRE SIGHTS:

11. Playwright Harold Pinter's Home @ 19 Thistlewaite Road, Clapton
12. The Old Mercury Theatre @ Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Gate, London
13. Finsbury Park Empire @ St Thomas/Prah Road, Finsbury Park, London
14. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
15. Mrs Hendersons Windmill Theatre @ 17 - 19 Great Windmill Street, London
16. Trafalgar Studio's @ 14 Whitehall, City of Westminster
17. Sir John Gielgud lived here @ 16 Cowley Street, Westminster
18. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
19. Wiltons Music Hall @ Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street
20. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
21. Comedy of Errors 1st Performance @ Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn
22. The Bel Savage Inn @ 50 Ludgate Hill, Ludgate
23. Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost @ 18 Suffolk Street
24. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
25. One Sexy Beast @ Green Street
26. The Lost Zoo of Walworth @ Sullivan Road, Southwark
27. Ellen Terry's House and Theatre @ 215 Kings Road, Chelsea
28. The Globe Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
29. Drury Lanes Pantomime Fountain @ Catherine St , London
30. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
31. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
32. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
33. A Puppet Barge not to be missed @ Little Venice
34. The Players' Theatre @ 43 King Street, Covent Garden
35. The Royal Opera House @ Covent Garden
36. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
37. Poor Lazarus Isaacs @ Tower Street, London
38. The Rivoli Ballroom @ 350 Brockley Road, Brockley, London
39. Comedian Little Tich lived here @ 93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London
40. Theatre manager haunts his own. @ Theatre Royal, Stratford
41. Little Angel Theatre @ 14 Dagmar Passage
42. Home to a British Acting Legend @ Troy Court, Kensington High Street
43. The Rose Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, London
44. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
45. Champagne Charlie lived here @ 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London
46. Small Theatre, Big Heart @ 265 Camden High Street
47. Derek Jacobi lived here @ 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone
48. Theatre Royal Ghost @ Drury Lane, Catherine Street
49. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
50. Noel Coward lived here @ 111 Ebury Street, Pimlico
51. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
52. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
53. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London
54. The Criterion Restaurant @ 224 Piccadilly, London
55. Magic St Georges Hall @ Langham Place, Regent Street
56. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
57. Hard as Nails & Bronson @ 188 Sheen Lane, East Sheen
58. Cooper always won them over @ Forest Road, Walthamstow
59. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
60. Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne @ 393A High Street, Leytonstone
61. Nell of Old Drury @ 29 Catherine Street
62. Colonel Elliott's Magic Home @ 54 Welbeck Street, London
63. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
64. Italia Conti Theatre Academy @ Goswell Road, Clerkenwell
65. Punch and Judy Birthplace @ St Pauls Portico, Westminster
66. The Savoy Hotel @ 1 Savoy Hill, Strand
67. Brinks Mat Bullion @ 117 Wilton Way
68. Sir John Gielgud's birthplace @ 7 Gledhow Gardens, Earl's Court
69. Michael Jackson plaque @ Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith
70. The Palladium @ Argyll Street, London
71. The Prince Edward Theatre @ Old Compton Street, Soho
72. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
73. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
74. Lupino Lane lived here @ 32 Maida Vale, Maida Vale
75. Meeting of The Damned @ Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
76. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
77. Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps @ 3 Allington Street, Victoria
78. Magician Houdini Lived Here @ 10 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London
79. Ben Elton's School @ Stillness Junior School, Brockley Rise, Forest H
80. The Royal Court Theatre @ 50-51 Sloane Square, Kensington
81. Colet Court: Home of Joseph @ Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
82. Michael Crawford's Penthouse @ St John's Wharf, Wapping
83. The Shaftesbury Theatre @ 210 Shaftesbury Avenue
84. One hell of an Actor @ 8 Hamilton Place
85. A Big Night Out at the Albany @ Douglas Way. Deptford
86. Royal Vauxhall Tavern @ 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall
87. A Colosseum in Watford @ Rickmansworth Road
88. The Palace Theatre @ Cambridge Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue
89. Rudolf Steiner Hall @ 35 Park Road, Marylebone
90. Martita Hunt's Flat @ 7 Primrose Hill Studios, Camden
91. The Lyceum Theatre @ Wellington Street, Covent Garden
92. Apollo Victoria Theatre @ 17 Wilton Rd
93. Sadler's Wells Theatre @ Rosebury Avenue, Islington, London
94. Alec Guinness born here @ 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Maida Vale
95. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
96. The New London Theatre @ Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London
97. Clown Joseph Grimaldi lived here @ 56 Exmouth Market, Islington
98. English National Opera @ St Martin's Lane, London
99. Matinee With A Difference @ Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street
100. St Martins Theatre @ West Street, Cambridge Circus, Covent Garden
101. The Hippodrome @ 1 Cranbourn Street, London
102. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
103. Lilian Baylis lived here @ 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell
104. The Pigalle Club @ 215-217 Piccadilly, St James
105. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
106. The Gielgud Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
107. Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home @ 6 Station Terrace, Snakes Lane, Woodford