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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

Top Death-related places to visit in London.



Not many of us are immortal, so one day we will all go to meet our maker. Here's our selection of infamous mortal coil shuffles in our capital. There are some real crackers.

TOP 10 DEATH RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE DEATH SIGHTS:

11. New York Doll Murcia died here @ Brompton Lodge, Cromwell Road, Kensington, Londo
12. Stephen Lawrence Memorial @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
13. Billy Fury lived here @ 1 Cavendish Avenue, St Johns Wood, London
14. Walthamstow's Plague Pits @ Vinegar Alley, Walthamstow
15. Deadman's Place @ Thrale Street, Southwark, London
16. Buster Edwards died here @ Greet Street, Southwark
17. Voisin Murdered Mme Gerard @ 101 Charlotte Street, London
18. Writers Poison Umbrella Stabbing @ Waterloo Bridge, London
19. Paula Yates lived & died here @ St Luke's Mews, Notting Hill, London
20. London's Gladiator Colosseum @ Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, London
21. Manson and the Talgarth Hotel @ 1--7 Talgarth Road, West Kensington, London
22. Alexander McQueen's Flat @ Flat 1, 7 Green Street, Mayfair, London
23. Newgate Execution Scaffold @ Old Bailey, London
24. World's First Car Death @ Crystal Palace Grounds
25. The Field of Forty Footsteps @ Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London
26. Albion Disaster Memorial @ East London Cemetary
27. Murder by Fly Paper @ 63 Tollington Park, Finsbury Park
28. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
29. Wapping Old Stairs @ Nr Wapping high Street
30. The Ship Tavern @ 12 Gate Street, London
31. Silk cutters hanged here @ Salmon and Ball, 502 Bethnal Green Rd, London
32. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
33. Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine @ Queens Ride, Barnes, London
34. A Comic Legends resting place @ Kew Meadow Path, Richmond
35. Skull & Bones Graveyard @ Redcross Way, Southwark
36. David Attenborough's Skull @ 3 Park Road, Richmond
37. Royal Mint Black Death Cemetery @ East Smithfield, London
38. Beatles Manager Last Day @ 24 Chapel Street
39. London's Female Gladiator @ 159 Great Dover Street, Southwark
40. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
41. Graham Bond - celebrity jumper @ Piccadilly Line, Finsbury Park Station, London
42. Pitt's Immortal Last Words @ 120 Baker Street, London
43. The Viaduct Tavern @ 126 Newgate Street, London
44. William Bligh died here @ 25 Bond Street, Mayfair
45. The Islington Gibbett @ Holloway Road, Islington
46. The Tower of London @ Tower of London
47. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
48. Charing Cross Trunk Murder @ Charing Cross Station, The Strand, London
49. Tower Hill @ Nr Tower Hill Tube Station
50. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
51. Cyclists Please Beware @ King's Road, Fulham
52. The Markham Square Siege @ Markham Square, Chelsea
53. Brian Jones' mystery death @ Cotchford Farm
54. Tragic Pair shot by police @ 3 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith
55. Death of Jean Charles de Menezes @ Stockwell Station, Stockwell
56. Lily among the weeds @ Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico
57. WW2 bravery pilot crashed here @ Douglas Eyre Sports Ground, Coppermill Lane, Wal
58. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
59. The murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey @ Bottom of Primrose Hill, London
60. Temple Bar Death Clock @ Fleet Street
61. Dorchester Hotel & Prince Philip @ The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London
62. All Hallows Church @ Byward Street, London
63. Charles Bravo Murder @ The Priory, 225 Bedford Hill, Balham, London.
64. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
65. The infamous Lipski acid murder @ 16 Batty Street, Whitechapel
66. Amy Winehouse's Flat @ 30 Camden Square, Camden
67. Arthur Kavanagh lived here @ 19 Tedworth Square, Chelsea
68. Benjamin Disraeli died here @ 19 Curzon Street, London
69. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
70. The King of Quacks @ 84 Harley Street
71. Grims Dyke @ Old Redding, Harrow Weald, Middlesex
72. The Middlesex Hospital @ Mortimer Street, Soho
73. Kaspar the Cat fights Evil @ Savoy Hotel, The Strand
74. The Start of the 2011 Riots @ Ferry Lane, Tottenham
75. Screaming Lord Sutch lived here @ Parkfield Road, South Harrow
76. Crews Hill Golf Course @ Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, Enfield
77. Eccentric Dentist's Show @ 56 Mount Street, London
78. Solicitor's Armed Siege @ 46 Markham Square, Chelsea, London
79. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
80. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
81. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
82. Author Laurence Sterne died here @ 41 Old Bond Street
83. Dr James Barry's Secret @ 14 Margaret Street