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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

Top Sport-related places to visit in London.



Sporting related places abound in London where many of the World's great sporting institutions were founded. Sporting stadiums, sporting gestures and great sportsmen and women can be found in here:

TOP 10 SPORT RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE SPORT SIGHTS:

11. Jimmy White started here @ 2a Lynwood Road, Tooting Bec, London
12. London's Female Gladiator @ 159 Great Dover Street, Southwark
13. George Best lived here @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
14. Are you the Dude? @ Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place
15. Steve Davis started here @ 71 Kirkham Street, Plumstead, London
16. Ashley Cole's The Collection @ 264 Brompton Road, London
17. Hurlingham Park @ Hurlingham Road, Fulham, London
18. King of Punk @ 14 Soho Street, London
19. Walthamstow Dogs to Close @ Chingford Road, London
20. Henry VIII's tennis court @ Hampton Court Gardens, London
21. Peter Storey's Pub @ 113 Southgate Road, Islington
22. Wimble-gone: Plough Lane @ Plough Lane, Wimbledon
23. BBC Media Village and White City @ Wood Lane, London
24. Brockwell Lido @ Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road
25. A mad day playing Rugby @ The Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road
26. Ruislip Lido: Young Ones! @ Reservoir Road, Ruislip
27. Fulham's Craven Cottage @ Stevenage Road, Fulham
28. Royal Artillery Barracks @ 40-48 Artillery Place, Greenwich
29. Freemasons Arms: Birth of FA @ 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London
30. Arsenal and The Sutton Arms @ 193 Caledonian Road, Islington
31. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
32. Moor Park Golf Club @ Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
33. Cricketer WG Grace lived here @ Fairmount, Mottingham Lane, Mottingham
34. Henman Hill or Murray Mound? @ Aorangi Terrace, All England Club, Wimbledon
35. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy @ Hampstead Ponds
36. Hammersmith Palais @ 242 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London
37. Bobby 'Dazzler' George @ 267 Romford Road, Forest Gate, London
38. Londons Oldest Football Team @ Hayes Lane, Bromley
39. WG Grace's Day Job @ 7 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London
40. Marlow Rowing Club @ Marlow Bridge Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
41. Rugby Was Born Here @ St Clement Danes Church, Strand
42. Blythe Hill Tavern @ 319 Stanstead Road
43. Fred Perry and The Brentham Club @ 38a Meadvale Road, Ealing
44. Hardman Dave Mackay lived here @ 26 Whitehouse Way, Southgate
45. Now that's a Big Screen @ 1, Kensington Square
46. David Beckham grew up here @ 150 Norman Road, Leytonstone
47. Herne Hill Velodrome @ Burbage Road
48. Herbert Chapman lived here @ 6 Haslemere Avenue, Hendon, London
49. Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture @ Olympic Park, London
50. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
51. Mr Bodybuilding lived here @ 161 Holland Park Avenue
52. Olympics 2012: Main Stadium @ Marshgate Lane, Stratford
53. Setanta was born here @ 268 Northfield Avenue, Northfields, Ealing, Lond
54. Illuminated Ponies @ Rotten Row, Hyde Park
55. Barry Sheene's Childhood @ Queen Square, Holborn
56. Westminster Boating Base @ 136 Grosvenor Road
57. Four Minute Mile in 18th Century @ Hackney Road, Shoreditch
58. The Real Cockney Boys @ Boleyn Ground, Green Street, Upton Park
59. London: Tornado capital? @ Whitmore Gardens, Kensal Rise
60. World Cup was stolen from here @ Central Hall, Westminster
61. Denis Compton lived here @ 20 Alexandra Road, Hendon
62. London's Oldest Swimming Baths @ Forest Hill Swimming Pools, Dartmouth Road, Lond
63. Swimming prodigy Agnes Beckwith @ 74 Kennington Road, Southwark
64. Joe Cole's early school years @ Masbro Rd, Marylebone
65. Pinochet's Priory House Arrest @ Winchmore Hill
66. The A & R Club @ 142 Charing Cross Road
67. Portal: Chelsea celeb eatery @ 88 St John Street, Farringdon
68. Wimbledon, Lawn Tennis Club @ Church Road, Wimbledon
69. Dorset Square: Home of Cricket? @ Dorset Square, Marylebone
70. Arsenal's Old Ground @ Off Highbury Park Road
71. Tooting Bec Lido @ Tooting Bec Road
72. A Horse and a Pint @ Knightsbridge Green
73. Selhurst Park @ Whitehorse Lane, Croydon
74. The Australian @ 29 Milner Street, Chelsea
75. Teddy Sheringham lived here @ Malvern Avenue, Highams Park
76. Time for some jogging @ Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park
77. A Stadium with a View @ Craven Cottage, Stevanage Road
78. The Home of Cricket @ Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
79. Superhoops in the Bush @ Loftus Road, South Africa Road, Shepherds Bush
80. A Park with a View @ Off Highgate High Street
81. Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here @ 17 Englewood Road, Clapham
82. A Delight off Shoreditch @ Arnold Circus
83. Olympics 2012: Handball Arena @ Waterden Road, Olympic Park, Stratford
84. To Dare is To Do @ Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, Tottenham
85. Ballet, Footie & Blue Coats @ Old Dover Road, Blackheath
86. Laurie Cunningham lived here @ 73 Lancaster Road, Islington
87. 1st Channel swimmer lived here @ The Limes, New Road, Bedfont
88. Doggett's Coat and Badge @ 1 Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark
89. Booby Moore's Childhood Home @ 43 Waverley Gardens, Barking
90. The Dog and Fox @ 24 High Street, Wimbledon, London
91. The Royal Oak @ 83 Woodman St, London
92. The Oval @ Kennington Oval, Kennington
93. Arsenal's Emirates Stadium @ Arsenal Emirates Stadium, Avenell Road
94. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
95. What no Vicar? @ Bishop's Avenue, Hammersmith and Fulham
96. Deerfoot Ran Here @ Wick Road, Hackney Wick
97. The Butcher's Hook @ 477 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London
98. Tony Adams lived here @ 6 Foxlands Road, Dagenham
99. Peter May Sports Centre @ 135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow, London
100. The Freemason's Arms @ 32 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London
101. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
102. Olympics 2012: Eton Manor @ Quarter Mile Lane, Olympic Village, Stratford
103. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
104. Olympics 2012: Aquatics Centre @ Carpenter's Road, Stratford
105. Tottenham Hotspurs Formed Here @ Church Road, Tottenham, London
106. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
107. Arsenal's old Invicta Ground @ Hector Street, Plumstead
108. Danny the Footie Chairman @ Eltham Green Road
109. Battersea Park @ Battersea
110. The Champion @ 11-12 Wells Street, Oxford Street