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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)
26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)
26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.
26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.
26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.
Top Poetry-related places to visit in London.
The capital of England has always lured poets to distraction for it's rich variety of humanity. Poets unite.
TOP 10 POETRY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:
MORE POETRY SIGHTS:
11. Siegfried Sassoon lived here @ 23 Campden Hill Square
12. A Bit Of Byron... @ 22 Betterton Street
13. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
14. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
15. Ben Jonson is Still Standing @ Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London
16. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
17. The Wheatsheaf @ 25 Rathbone Place
18. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
19. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
20. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
21. Sutcliffe and Holmes Big Stand @ Leyton County Ground, High Road, Leyton
22. Poet Leigh Hunt lived here @ 22 Upper Cheyne Row, Chelsea
23. Poet Helena Mott @ 115 Maze Hill, Greenwich, London
24. The Poets Circle @ The British Library, St Pancras, London
25. Betjeman's Window Painting @ 43 Cloth Fair, Barbican
26. Tennyson and Townshend @ Chapel House, Montpelier Row, Twickenham
27. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London