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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens 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. Green Pond Road Stadium @ Green Pond Road, Walthamstow
12. Martin Peters lived here @ 103 Raydons Road, Becontree
13. Jimmy White started here @ 2a Lynwood Road, Tooting Bec, London
14. Pickles World Cup Find @ St Valery, Beulah Hill, Norwood
15. Wimble-gone: Plough Lane @ Plough Lane, Wimbledon
16. Swimming prodigy Agnes Beckwith @ 74 Kennington Road, Southwark
17. Steve Davis started here @ 71 Kirkham Street, Plumstead, London
18. Freemasons Arms: Birth of FA @ 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London
19. Rugby Was Born Here @ St Clement Danes Church, Strand
20. Arsenal's old Invicta Ground @ Hector Street, Plumstead
21. George Best lived here @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
22. Hurlingham Park @ Hurlingham Road, Fulham, London
23. Arsenal's Old Ground @ Off Highbury Park Road
24. Cricketer WG Grace lived here @ Fairmount, Mottingham Lane, Mottingham
25. WG Grace's Day Job @ 7 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London
26. Arsenal and The Sutton Arms @ 193 Caledonian Road, Islington
27. BBC Media Village and White City @ Wood Lane, London
28. Swimming prodigy Beckwith born @ 16b Walcot Place West, Lambeth
29. Henman Hill or Murray Mound? @ Aorangi Terrace, All England Club, Wimbledon
30. Danny the Footie Chairman @ Eltham Green Road
31. Olympics 2012: Handball Arena @ Waterden Road, Olympic Park, Stratford
32. Selhurst Park @ Whitehorse Lane, Croydon
33. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy @ Hampstead Ponds
34. Hammersmith Palais @ 242 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London
35. Olympics 2012: Velodrome @ Olympic Village, Stratford
36. Millwall's The Den @ Zampa Road, Bermondsey
37. Joe Cole's early school years @ Masbro Rd, Marylebone
38. Mr Bodybuilding lived here @ 161 Holland Park Avenue
39. London's Oldest Swimming Baths @ Forest Hill Swimming Pools, Dartmouth Road, Lond
40. Ruislip Lido: Young Ones! @ Reservoir Road, Ruislip
41. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
42. Teddy Sheringham lived here @ Malvern Avenue, Highams Park
43. Charlton's The Valley @ Floyd Road, Charlton
44. Henry VIII's tennis court @ Hampton Court Gardens, London
45. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
46. Olympics 2012: Basketball Arena @ Olympic Park, Stratford
47. Dorothea Lambert Chambers' house @ 7 North Common Road, Ealing
48. Fred Perry and The Brentham Club @ 38a Meadvale Road, Ealing
49. London's Female Gladiator @ 159 Great Dover Street, Southwark
50. Battersea Park @ Battersea
51. Peter May Sports Centre @ 135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow, London
52. A Delight off Shoreditch @ Arnold Circus
53. Londons Oldest Football Team @ Hayes Lane, Bromley
54. The Royal Oak @ 83 Woodman St, London
55. To Dare is To Do @ Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, Tottenham
56. World's Oldest Rugby Union Club @ Princess of Wales, 1a Montpelier Row, Blackheath
57. Herbert Chapman lived here @ 6 Haslemere Avenue, Hendon, London
58. Tooting Bec Lido @ Tooting Bec Road
59. Sutcliffe and Holmes Big Stand @ Leyton County Ground, High Road, Leyton
60. 1st Channel swimmer lived here @ The Limes, New Road, Bedfont
61. Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here @ 17 Englewood Road, Clapham
62. Ballet, Footie & Blue Coats @ Old Dover Road, Blackheath
63. Fulham's Craven Cottage @ Stevenage Road, Fulham
64. Superhoops in the Bush @ Loftus Road, South Africa Road, Shepherds Bush
65. Blythe Hill Tavern @ 319 Stanstead Road
66. Are you the Dude? @ Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place
67. A Horse and a Pint @ Knightsbridge Green
68. Now that's a Big Screen @ 1, Kensington Square
69. Crews Hill Golf Course @ Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, Enfield
70. Eric Bristow played Darts here @ The Red Lion, 132 Stoke Newington Church Street
71. The 2012 Olympic Stadium @ Marshgate Lane, Stratford, London
72. Tottenham Hotspurs Formed Here @ Church Road, Tottenham, London
73. Doggett's Coat and Badge @ 1 Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark
74. Deerfoot Ran Here @ Wick Road, Hackney Wick
75. Wanstead Flats @ Wanstead
76. Denis Compton lived here @ 20 Alexandra Road, Hendon
77. Ashley Cole's The Collection @ 264 Brompton Road, London
78. Booby Moore's Childhood Home @ 43 Waverley Gardens, Barking
79. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
80. The Australian @ 29 Milner Street, Chelsea
81. Hardman Dave Mackay lived here @ 26 Whitehouse Way, Southgate
82. Marlow Rowing Club @ Marlow Bridge Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
83. Westminster Boating Base @ 136 Grosvenor Road
84. Scottish Castle in London @ Green Lanes, Stoke Newington
85. Fancy a Plum? @ Plumstead Common Road
86. King of Punk @ 14 Soho Street, London
87. The Oval @ Kennington Oval, Kennington
88. Arsenal's Emirates Stadium @ Arsenal Emirates Stadium, Avenell Road
89. Pinochet's Priory House Arrest @ Winchmore Hill
90. Bobby 'Dazzler' George @ 267 Romford Road, Forest Gate, London
91. Illuminated Ponies @ Rotten Row, Hyde Park
92. Laurie Cunningham lived here @ 73 Lancaster Road, Islington
93. Spurs Red House @ 748 Tottenham High Road, Tottenham
94. Brockwell Lido @ Brockwell Park, Dulwich Road
95. Four Minute Mile in 18th Century @ Hackney Road, Shoreditch
96. The Real Cockney Boys @ Boleyn Ground, Green Street, Upton Park
97. Home to the Blues or Pensioners @ Stamford Bridge
98. Setanta was born here @ 268 Northfield Avenue, Northfields, Ealing, Lond
99. Herne Hill Velodrome @ Burbage Road
100. Tony Adams lived here @ 6 Foxlands Road, Dagenham
101. Olympics 2012: Eton Manor @ Quarter Mile Lane, Olympic Village, Stratford
102. A Park with a View @ Off Highgate High Street
103. London's Oasis in the Park @ Serpentine Lido, Hyde Park Corner
104. A Stadium with a View @ Craven Cottage, Stevanage Road
105. Southgate's Cricket Record @ The Green, Southgate, London
106. London: Tornado capital? @ Whitmore Gardens, Kensal Rise
107. Moor Park Golf Club @ Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
108. What no Vicar? @ Bishop's Avenue, Hammersmith and Fulham
109. The Dog and Fox @ 24 High Street, Wimbledon, London
110. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London