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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated 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. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich
12. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
13. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
14. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
15. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
16. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
17. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
18. Druid's Arch Bombing @ Druid Street, Southwark, London
19. All Hallows Church @ Byward Street, London
20. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
21. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
22. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
23. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
24. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
25. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
26. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
27. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
28. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
29. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
30. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
31. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
32. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
33. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
34. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
35. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
36. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
37. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
38. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
39. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
40. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
41. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
42. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
43. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
44. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
45. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park
46. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road