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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

Top Quirky-related places to visit in London.



You must be strange. Or tired of all the same old tourist locations. Good news, there's loads of bizarre and surreal places to visit in London. Dive in!

TOP 10 QUIRKY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE QUIRKY SIGHTS:

11. The Battle of Blythe Road @ 36 Blythe Road, Kensington
12. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
13. Rio's Naturist Club @ 239-241 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London
14. The Thin House @ Thurloe Square, Knightsbridge, London
15. Australia House & Harry Potter @ Strand
16. Foreign Anarchist Club @ 6 Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road
17. Thomas Hardy's Tree @ Pancras Road, Kings Cross
18. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
19. The Lamb's Snob Screens @ 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London
20. Museum of body parts... @ 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
21. The Mayflower Inn @ 117 Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey
22. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
23. London's Deepest Car Park @ Bloomsbury Square
24. Neal's Yard Water Clock @ 21-23 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London
25. A Lighthouse in King's Cross @ Gray's Inn Road
26. Stanley Green Protein Man @ 34 Haydock Green, Northolt, Middlesex
27. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
28. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
29. Brian Harvey's Car Accident @ The Drive, Walthamstow, London
30. Earl's Court's Escalators @ Earl's Court Road, Earl's Court
31. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
32. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
33. Harry Potter's Diagon Alley @ Cecil Court
34. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
35. London's Most Expensive Haircut @ Park Lane
36. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
37. The Farthing Bundle Lady @ Fern Street, Bow
38. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
39. The Frost Fair on the Thames @ Blackfriars Bridge, London
40. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
41. The York Watergate @ Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London
42. The Skinny House @ Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
43. The Lancaster London @ Lancaster Terrace
44. Granary Square and its Fountains @ Goods Way, Kings Cross
45. Pat Sharp's Mullet @ 16 The Broadway, Mill Hill
46. Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath @ Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic
47. The Cock Tavern Debauchery @ Bow Street, London
48. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
49. Eating in Darkness @ Dans le Noir, 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London
50. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
51. God's Own Junkyard @ Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall
52. David Bowie's Coal Mine @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
53. Notting Hill Carnival Facts @ Chepstow Road
54. Hackney's Mole Man @ Mortimer Road, Hackney, London
55. Britain's BEST Boozer @ 289, Queens Rd, New Cross
56. A ghostly motorcycle passenger @ Blackwall Tunnel
57. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
58. London's Most Refreshing Sign @ York Parade Brentford, Middlesex
59. Curious Sign.... @ Near Waterloo
60. Cheeky chauffeur lived here @ 16 Drayson Mews, Kensington, London
61. The Game of Mornington Crescent @ Near Euston
62. Green Cabbie Hut...Hanover Sq @ Hanover Sqaure
63. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
64. Stokenchurch Shoe Tree @ Wycombe Road, Stokenchurch, Middle
65. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
66. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
67. Emblem of the Cockney World @ Elephant and Castle
68. Thomas Crapper was here @ 120 King's Road, Chelsea
69. Sandy Banks on the Thames @ Gabriel's Wharf
70. The Field of Forty Footsteps @ Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London
71. Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture @ Olympic Park, London
72. Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget @ Hanway House, Red Lion Square
73. The Francis Holland School @ 5 Ivor Place, Marylebone
74. The Scooter Cafe @ Camden Market, Camden
75. Time for a Royal Mug @ Hope & Glory, 131a Kensington Church Street
76. Surrey Docks Farm @ Rotherhithe Street
77. The Bermondsey Tank @ Mandela Way, Bermondsey, London
78. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
79. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
80. A Room for London @ Roof, Southbank Centre, Southbank
81. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
82. So What's It Called? @ 250 Havistock Hill
83. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
84. Lambeth Country Show @ Brockwell Park, Herne Hill
85. Prime Minister - dismount! @ The Athenaeum Club, Westminster
86. Ben Crouches Tavern @ 77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia
87. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
88. Camden Head @ 2 Camden Walk, Camden Passage
89. The Ubiquitous Undead Walk @ Junction Road, London
90. The Statue that Copies You @ Sumner Street
91. The Betsey Trotwood @ 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell
92. Wanstead Park's Grotto @ Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park
93. Home to a Classic Animated TV @ Festing Road, Putney
94. The Magic Circle @ 12 Stephenson Way, Euston
95. Mrs Montagu's Chimney Sweeps @ Portman Square, Marylebone
96. Eccentric Dentist's Show @ 56 Mount Street, London
97. London: Tornado capital? @ Whitmore Gardens, Kensal Rise
98. Woe can lead to Joy! @ Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate
99. Finland in London @ Finnish Church, 33 Albion Street
100. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
101. Alcoholic Architecture @ 2 Ganton Street
102. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
103. Hanging Gardens of Paddington @ 16 London Street
104. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
105. Now that's a small Music Venue @ 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell
106. Alfies Rooftop Restaurant @ 13-25 Church Street, Marylebone
107. Betjeman's Window Painting @ 43 Cloth Fair, Barbican
108. The Whispering Gallery @ St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster
109. Tube Baby Birth Shocker @ London Bridge Station
110. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street