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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th July 1977 Elvis Costello was arrested at The Park Lane Hilton.go to related location

26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London

26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.

26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.

26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)

26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)

26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London

26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist

26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician

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