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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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