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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens 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. The 1st one way Street @ Albermarle Street
12. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
13. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
14. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
15. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
16. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
17. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
18. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
19. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
20. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
21. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
22. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
23. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
24. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
25. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
26. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
27. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
28. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
29. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
30. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
31. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
32. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
33. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
34. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
35. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
36. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
37. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
38. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
39. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
40. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
41. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
42. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
43. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
44. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
45. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
46. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
47. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
48. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
49. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
50. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
51. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
52. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
53. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
54. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
55. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
56. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
57. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
58. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
59. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
60. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
61. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
62. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
63. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
64. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
65. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
66. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
67. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
68. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
69. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
70. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
71. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
72. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
73. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
74. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
75. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
76. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
77. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
78. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
79. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
80. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
81. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
82. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
83. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
84. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
85. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
86. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
87. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
88. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
89. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
90. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
91. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
92. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
93. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
94. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
95. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
96. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
97. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
98. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
99. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
100. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
101. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
102. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
103. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
104. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
105. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn