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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

15th August 1994 Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80

15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies

15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London

15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting

15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.go to related location

15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.go to related location

15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.

15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)

15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.go to related location

15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.go to related location

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. Camden Catacombs, 21 feet under @ Camden Lock Place
12. The House they left behind @ 27 Ropemakers Fields, Narrow Street, Limehouse
13. Museum of body parts... @ 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
14. Little Compton Street @ Charing Cross Road, London
15. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
16. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
17. David Bowie's Coal Mine @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
18. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
19. The Nose in Admiralty Arch @ The Mall
20. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
21. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
22. Foreign Anarchist Club @ 6 Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road
23. Thomas Hardy's Tree @ Pancras Road, Kings Cross
24. The Cock Tavern Debauchery @ Bow Street, London
25. Neal's Yard Water Clock @ 21-23 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London
26. Britain's BEST Boozer @ 289, Queens Rd, New Cross
27. Hackney's Mole Man @ Mortimer Road, Hackney, London
28. A ghostly motorcycle passenger @ Blackwall Tunnel
29. Brian Harvey's Car Accident @ The Drive, Walthamstow, London
30. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
31. London's Deepest Car Park @ Bloomsbury Square
32. Australia House & Harry Potter @ Strand
33. The Mayflower Inn @ 117 Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey
34. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
35. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
36. Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath @ Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic
37. Home to a Classic Animated TV @ Festing Road, Putney
38. A Lighthouse in King's Cross @ Gray's Inn Road
39. The Lamb's Snob Screens @ 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London
40. The Coach and Horses @ 29 Greek Street, London
41. A Big Tin @ West Silvertown
42. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
43. The Skinny House @ Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
44. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
45. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
46. The Time Ball @ Flamsteed House, Greenwich
47. The Battle of Blythe Road @ 36 Blythe Road, Kensington
48. Finland in London @ Finnish Church, 33 Albion Street
49. Top Hat Madness @ Strand
50. The Crosse Keys @ 9 Gracechurch Street, Bank
51. Mad Jack Fuller died here @ 36 Devonshire Place, London
52. Frank Buckland's Menagerie @ 37 Albany Sreet, London
53. Ye Olde Cock Tavern @ 22 Fleet Street, London
54. Crazier than Phil Spector? @ 304 Holloway Road, Islington, London
55. Big Ben.... @ Westminster
56. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
57. London's Most Male Street @ Panton Street, Haymarket
58. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
59. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
60. Jim Henson's Creature Shop @ The Henson Building, 30 Oval Road
61. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
62. Robert's Fine Food & Drink @ 1 Upper James Street
63. The Castle @ 34-35 Cowcross Street
64. Trinity Buoy Wharf @ 64 Orchard Place
65. Are you Insured? @ Mount Terrace
66. Eating in Darkness @ Dans le Noir, 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, London
67. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
68. The Museum Tavern @ 49 Great Russell Street
69. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
70. London's Most Expensive Haircut @ Park Lane
71. Conan Doyle's Temple @ Rochester Square, Camden
72. A mad day playing Rugby @ The Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road
73. The Lancaster London @ Lancaster Terrace
74. Alcoholic Architecture @ 2 Ganton Street
75. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
76. Charles Fort lived here @ 39A Marchmont Street, London
77. Old Parr aged 152 lived here @ 405 Strand, London
78. Sex Pistol was a Dianetic @ 68 Tottenham Court Road, London
79. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
80. The Scooter Cafe @ Camden Market, Camden
81. Notting Hill Carnival Facts @ Chepstow Road
82. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
83. Curious Sign.... @ Near Waterloo
84. Emblem of the Cockney World @ Elephant and Castle
85. The Factory House @ 10 Lime Street
86. A Pub with No Swearing @ 59 Essex Road, Islington
87. Earl's Court's Escalators @ Earl's Court Road, Earl's Court
88. Ben Crouches Tavern @ 77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia
89. Not a Rake, but a Small Bar @ 14 Winchester Walk
90. Hampstead's False Bridge @ Hampstead Heath, Hampstead
91. The Widest Pavement in London @ Whitechapel High Street, E1
92. Pimlico Gardens and Huskisson @ Chelsea Embankment, Pimlico
93. Little Green Street Protest @ Little Green Street, Kentish Town, London
94. Barmy Balmes House @ Downham Road, Hackney, London
95. The Ubiquitous Undead Walk @ Junction Road, London
96. Home of the Tichborne Claimant @ 14 Harley Gardens, Chelsea
97. Salvador Dali in his Diving Suit @ 5 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly
98. Wanstead Park's Grotto @ Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park
99. God's Own Junkyard @ Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall
100. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
101. Modernist & Cinematic @ Radlett, Herts
102. Tinseltown - 24 hour grub @ 44-46 St John Street
103. Sugar & Chemicals @ 3 Garrick Street
104. Mrs Montagu's Chimney Sweeps @ Portman Square, Marylebone
105. Telephonic History... @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
106. Time to shine a light @ Tower sundial
107. Green Cabbie Hut...Chelsea @ Chelsea Embankment
108. The Field of Forty Footsteps @ Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London
109. Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget @ Hanway House, Red Lion Square
110. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane