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TOUR OF THE MONTH

The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

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 Historical-related places to visit in London.



Some of the great stories and places from historic London.

TOP 10 HISTORICAL RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE HISTORICAL SIGHTS:

11. Walnut Tree House @ 500 High Street, Leyton
12. Syon House & Gosford Park @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
13. Charlton House: Lusty Ghost @ Charlton Road, Charlton, London
14. Green Pond Road Stadium @ Green Pond Road, Walthamstow
15. The Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
16. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
17. Shadwell Basin @ Off Glamis Road
18. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
19. Cittie Of Yorke @ 22 High Holborn
20. Wimbledon, Lawn Tennis Club @ Church Road, Wimbledon
21. King of the Zulu's @ 18 Melbury Road, London
22. Friday Hill House @ 7 Simmons Lane, Chingford
23. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
24. Secret Tunnels - 100 feet down @ Craig Court, off Trafalgar Square
25. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
26. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
27. Captain Kidd Public House @ Off Wapping Rose Garden
28. Wanstead Park's Grotto @ Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park
29. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
30. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
31. London's oldest parish church @ West Smithfield, London
32. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
33. Bob Hope was born here @ 44 Craigton Road, Eltham
34. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
35. Another 'Pie & Mash' gem @ 9 Broadway Market
36. A House of Laughter @ Glenshaw Mansions, Brixton Road / Mowll Street
37. Top Hat Madness @ Strand
38. The Spaniard's Inn @ Spaniards Road, Hampstead
39. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
40. A Park once filled with Vice @ Whetstone Park, Camden
41. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
42. Ancient Hunting Cry In London @ Soho
43. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
44. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
45. The Monument.... is leaning! @ Near King William Street
46. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
47. Site of Lord Byrons famous duel @ 100 Pall Mall, London
48. Lucan, Cubitt and some Plumbers @ 14 Lower Belgrave Street
49. Berezovsky's Stanley House @ Stanley House, Chelsea, London
50. The Green Man @ Putney Heath
51. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
52. History of St Sepulchre Church @ Church of St Sepulchre, London
53. Wapping Station @ Nr Wapping Rose Garden
54. John Wilkes' House Riots @ 35 Grosvenor Square
55. The BBC...visually gorgeous @ Regent Street
56. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
57. Harcourt House's Odd Duke @ Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, London
58. Ophelia's River @ off Church Road
59. Once a Gun Safe House @ 257 Caledonian Road
60. Southwark Cathedral @ London Bridge
61. The Lady Well Spring @ 148 Ladywell Road, Ladywell, Lewisham
62. King's Bench Debtors Prison @ Borough, Southwark, London
63. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
64. East London's Oldest House @ 2 - 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney
65. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
66. Tower Hill @ Nr Tower Hill Tube Station
67. The Two Puddings @ 27 Broadway, Stratford
68. A Very Long Speech @ House of Commons
69. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
70. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
71. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
72. Oliver Cromwell's resting place @ 72 High Holborn, Holborn
73. The Ancient House @ Walthamstow Village, London
74. G Nissel & Co - Contact Lenses @ Mornington Terrace, Camden
75. 1st petrol car was built here @ 1 Connaught Road, Walthamstow, London
76. The Devil and the Lady @ Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street
77. Parliament Hill Park, But Why? @ Parliament Hill
78. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
79. Bagnigge House @ 61-63 Kings Cross Road
80. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
81. A gilded-gold Memorial @ Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, Kensington
82. The Butler's Retreat @ 2 Rangers Road, Chingford
83. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
84. The College of Arms @ Queen Victoria Street, London
85. Earls Court Big Wheel @ Earl's Court, London
86. The Samuel Gurney Memorial @ Broadway, Stratford, London
87. A unique Victorian Townhouse @ 18 Stafford Terrace
88. Artist Piet Mondrian's House @ 60 Parkhill Road, Hampstead
89. Black Cap @ 171 Camden High Street, London
90. Headstone Manor @ Pinner View, Middlesex
91. Punch and Judy Birthplace @ St Pauls Portico, Westminster
92. The Gatehouse @ 1 North Road
93. A Blue Plaque for a War Hero @ Petersham Mews, Kensington
94. The World's First Tube Line @ Off Faringdon Road
95. Not a nice way to go @ London Bridge
96. St Katherine's Dock Marina @ Off Smithfield
97. Orphaned Boys make a Stand @ 2 Greencoat Place, Victoria
98. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
99. Alleyn's School @ Townley Road, Dulwich
100. Russians, Stags and Knights @ 1 Westbourne Road
101. Artist James Barry died here @ 36 Castle Street, Oxford Street, London
102. John Logie Baird lived here @ 3 Crescent Wood Road, Sydenham
103. Barmy Balmes House @ Downham Road, Hackney, London
104. So Why New Scotland Yard? @ Victoria Street
105. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
106. Fancy a Brew? @ 40 Southwark Street
107. A Garden with a Gruesome Past @ West Smithfield Garden
108. Westminster Bridge @ Westminster and South Bank
109. St Matthias Church @ 113 Poplar High St, Tower Hamlets
110. The Red Lion @ 23 Crown Passage, Off Pall Mall