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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

Top Theatre-related places to visit in London.



The glitz, glamour, red velvet, and soggy carpets of treading the boards over the West End. While other historic buildings have been replaced or removed, lots of theatres from the Victorian period and before have been lovingly restored.

TOP 10 THEATRE RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE THEATRE SIGHTS:

11. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
12. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
13. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
14. Comedy of Errors 1st Performance @ Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn
15. The Pavlova Statue @ Victoria Palace, Victoria Street, London
16. Ghost of Actor William Terriss @ The Adelphi, The Strand, London
17. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
18. Small Theatre, Big Heart @ 265 Camden High Street
19. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
20. Cooper always won them over @ Forest Road, Walthamstow
21. Comedian Little Tich lived here @ 93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London
22. The Players' Theatre @ 43 King Street, Covent Garden
23. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
24. Michael Jackson plaque @ Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith
25. A Puppet Barge not to be missed @ Little Venice
26. The Criterion Restaurant @ 224 Piccadilly, London
27. Little Angel Theatre @ 14 Dagmar Passage
28. Champagne Charlie lived here @ 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London
29. Drury Lanes Pantomime Fountain @ Catherine St , London
30. The Pigalle Club @ 215-217 Piccadilly, St James
31. Magician Houdini Lived Here @ 10 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London
32. Matinee With A Difference @ Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street
33. Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne @ 393A High Street, Leytonstone
34. The Rose Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, London
35. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
36. The Lost Zoo of Walworth @ Sullivan Road, Southwark
37. Royal Vauxhall Tavern @ 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall
38. Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps @ 3 Allington Street, Victoria
39. Theatre Royal Ghost @ Drury Lane, Catherine Street
40. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
41. Ben Elton's School @ Stillness Junior School, Brockley Rise, Forest H
42. Meeting of The Damned @ Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
43. Finsbury Park Empire @ St Thomas/Prah Road, Finsbury Park, London
44. A Big Night Out at the Albany @ Douglas Way. Deptford
45. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
46. Italia Conti Theatre Academy @ Goswell Road, Clerkenwell
47. Sadler's Wells Theatre @ Rosebury Avenue, Islington, London
48. The Savoy Hotel @ 1 Savoy Hill, Strand
49. Apollo Victoria Theatre @ 17 Wilton Rd
50. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
51. Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost @ 18 Suffolk Street
52. The Royal Court Theatre @ 50-51 Sloane Square, Kensington
53. A Colosseum in Watford @ Rickmansworth Road
54. Wiltons Music Hall @ Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street
55. The Palladium @ Argyll Street, London
56. Nell of Old Drury @ 29 Catherine Street
57. Trafalgar Studio's @ 14 Whitehall, City of Westminster
58. Colet Court: Home of Joseph @ Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
59. Poor Lazarus Isaacs @ Tower Street, London
60. Colonel Elliott's Magic Home @ 54 Welbeck Street, London
61. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
62. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
63. One hell of an Actor @ 8 Hamilton Place
64. Theatre manager haunts his own. @ Theatre Royal, Stratford
65. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
66. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London
67. Hard as Nails & Bronson @ 188 Sheen Lane, East Sheen
68. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
69. Michael Crawford's Penthouse @ St John's Wharf, Wapping
70. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
71. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
72. Magic St Georges Hall @ Langham Place, Regent Street
73. The Royal Opera House @ Covent Garden
74. The Rivoli Ballroom @ 350 Brockley Road, Brockley, London
75. Home to a British Acting Legend @ Troy Court, Kensington High Street
76. The Shaftesbury Theatre @ 210 Shaftesbury Avenue
77. The Palace Theatre @ Cambridge Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue
78. Lupino Lane lived here @ 32 Maida Vale, Maida Vale
79. The Globe Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
80. Playwright Harold Pinter's Home @ 19 Thistlewaite Road, Clapton
81. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
82. Noel Coward lived here @ 111 Ebury Street, Pimlico
83. The Gielgud Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
84. The Prince Edward Theatre @ Old Compton Street, Soho
85. Punch and Judy Birthplace @ St Pauls Portico, Westminster
86. Derek Jacobi lived here @ 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone
87. The Hippodrome @ 1 Cranbourn Street, London
88. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
89. The New London Theatre @ Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London
90. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
91. Brinks Mat Bullion @ 117 Wilton Way
92. Her Majesty's Theatre @ Haymarket, London
93. Clown Joseph Grimaldi lived here @ 56 Exmouth Market, Islington
94. Sir John Gielgud's birthplace @ 7 Gledhow Gardens, Earl's Court
95. English National Opera @ St Martin's Lane, London
96. St Martins Theatre @ West Street, Cambridge Circus, Covent Garden
97. Alec Guinness born here @ 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Maida Vale
98. The Lyceum Theatre @ Wellington Street, Covent Garden