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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st May 1977 Punk rockers The Clash play the Rainbow Theatre, causing carnage as fans rip out 200 seats.go to related location

21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.

21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London

21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)

21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)

21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.

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. Earls Court Big Wheel @ Earl's Court, London
12. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
13. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
14. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
15. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
16. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
17. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
18. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
19. Druid's Arch Bombing @ Druid Street, Southwark, London
20. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
21. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
22. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
23. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
24. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
25. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
26. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
27. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
28. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
29. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
30. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
31. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
32. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
33. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
34. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
35. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
36. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
37. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road
38. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
39. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
40. Grenfell Tower @ Station Walk, North Kensington
41. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
42. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
43. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
44. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
45. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
46. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
47. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park