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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.go to related location

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. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
12. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
13. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
14. All Hallows Church @ Byward Street, London
15. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
16. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
17. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
18. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
19. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
20. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
21. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
22. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
23. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
24. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
25. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
26. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
27. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
28. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park
29. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
30. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
31. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
32. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
33. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
34. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
35. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
36. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
37. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
38. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
39. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
40. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
41. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
42. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
43. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
44. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
45. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
46. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road
47. Grenfell Tower @ Station Walk, North Kensington