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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 Pioneer-related places to visit in London.



The celebration of a pioneer, those who yearned for discovery, and those who remain an inspiration.

TOP 10 PIONEER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE PIONEER SIGHTS:

11. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
12. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
13. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
14. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
15. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
16. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
17. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
18. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
19. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
20. Piers Morgan's Pub @ 86 Earls Court Rd, Kensington
21. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
22. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
23. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
24. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
25. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
26. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
27. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
28. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
29. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
30. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
31. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
32. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
33. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
34. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
35. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
36. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
37. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
38. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
39. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
40. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
41. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
42. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
43. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
44. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
45. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
46. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
47. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
48. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
49. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
50. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
51. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
52. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
53. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
54. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
55. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
56. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
57. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
58. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
59. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
60. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
61. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
62. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
63. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
64. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
65. The 1st one way Street @ Albermarle Street
66. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
67. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
68. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
69. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
70. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
71. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
72. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
73. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
74. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
75. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
76. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
77. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
78. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
79. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
80. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
81. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
82. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
83. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
84. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
85. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
86. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
87. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
88. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
89. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
90. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
91. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
92. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
93. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street
94. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury