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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th April 1992 Comedian Benny Hill died from a heart attack in his home in Teddington, West London.go to related location

20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.

20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London

20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus

20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London

Top Pioneer-related places to visit in London.



The celebration of a pioneer, those who yearned for discovery, and those who remain an inspiration.

TOP 10 PIONEER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE PIONEER SIGHTS:

11. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
12. Ernest Shackleton lived here @ Aberdeen House, 12 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, Lond
13. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
14. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
15. The 1st one way Street @ Albermarle Street
16. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
17. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
18. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
19. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
20. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
21. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
22. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
23. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
24. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
25. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
26. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
27. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
28. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
29. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
30. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
31. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
32. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
33. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
34. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
35. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
36. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
37. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
38. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
39. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
40. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
41. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
42. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
43. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
44. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
45. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
46. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
47. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
48. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
49. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
50. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
51. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
52. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
53. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
54. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
55. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
56. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
57. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
58. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
59. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
60. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
61. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
62. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
63. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
64. Clement Attlee's House @ 17 Monkham's Avenue, Woodford Green
65. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
66. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
67. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
68. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
69. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
70. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
71. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
72. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
73. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
74. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
75. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
76. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
77. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
78. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
79. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
80. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
81. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
82. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
83. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
84. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
85. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
86. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
87. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
88. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
89. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
90. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
91. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
92. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
93. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
94. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
95. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
96. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
97. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
98. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
99. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
100. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
101. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
102. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
103. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
104. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
105. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London