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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th May 2005 Big Ben breaks down due to high temperatures.go to related location

27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies

27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.

27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)

27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London

27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.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. Bomb Plotters Flat @ 386A Forest Road, Walthamstow
12. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
13. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
14. Druid's Arch Bombing @ Druid Street, Southwark, London
15. Home of Titanic's Duff-Gordons @ 22 Lennox Gardens, Knighsbridge, London
16. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
17. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
18. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
19. The atom bomb was born here @ Southampton Row, London
20. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
21. Sandhurst School @ Minard Road, Catford, London
22. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
23. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
24. Vincent C. Richmond lived here @ 24 Silverdale Road, Highams Park
25. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
26. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
27. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
28. Houses Collapsed into Hole @ Ridley Road, Bromley
29. First Bomb of World War 1 @ 31 Nevill Road, Hackney, London
30. The Piccadilly Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
31. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
32. Edgware Gas Explosion @ Highview Gardens, Edgware, London
33. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
34. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
35. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
36. Green Jackets Bandstand bomb @ Bandstand, Regents Park
37. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
38. Blow Up Bridge @ Macclesfield Bridge, Regents Park, London
39. Thai Chilli Sauce Terror Cloud @ Thai Cottage, 34 D'arblay Street, Soho, London
40. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
41. Scene of Great Tooley St Fire @ Cottons Wharf, Southwark, London
42. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
43. The Battles of Brentford @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
44. Spanish Rooms Fire @ 18 Denmark Place, Tottenham Court Road
45. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
46. Turner and Rushgrove House @ Rushgrove Street, Woolwich