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The Beatles take London
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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 Disaster-related places to visit in London.



Events that caused great destruction or great loss of life don't come around very often. Every now and again someone or something wages a war on the city and it's inhabitants.

TOP 10 DISASTER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE DISASTER SIGHTS:

11. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
12. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
13. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
14. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
15. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
16. Earls Court Big Wheel @ Earl's Court, London
17. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
18. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
19. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
20. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
21. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
22. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
23. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
24. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
25. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
26. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road
27. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
28. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
29. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
30. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
31. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
32. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
33. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
34. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
35. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
36. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
37. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
38. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
39. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
40. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
41. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
42. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
43. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
44. Grenfell Tower @ Station Walk, North Kensington
45. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
46. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park
47. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue