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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th August 1989 Marchioness river crash disaster between cruiser and barge kills 30 people.

20th August 1978 Gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London

20th August 1978 Two dead after El Al crew ambushed in Mayfair.

20th August 1923 London harbor strike ends

20th August 1909 Born today: Andre Morell, London England, actor (Hound of the Baskervilles)

Top Disaster-related places to visit in London.



Events that caused great destruction or great loss of life don't come around very often. Every now and again someone or something wages a war on the city and it's inhabitants.

TOP 10 DISASTER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE DISASTER SIGHTS:

11. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
12. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
13. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
14. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
15. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
16. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
17. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
18. All Hallows Church @ Byward Street, London
19. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
20. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park
21. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
22. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
23. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
24. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
25. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
26. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
27. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
28. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
29. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
30. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
31. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
32. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
33. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
34. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
35. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
36. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
37. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
38. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
39. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
40. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
41. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
42. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
43. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
44. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
45. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
46. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road
47. Grenfell Tower @ Station Walk, North Kensington