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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st May 1977 Punk rockers The Clash play the Rainbow Theatre, causing carnage as fans rip out 200 seats.go to related location

21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.

21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London

21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)

21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)

21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.

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. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
12. Ernest Shackleton lived here @ Aberdeen House, 12 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, Lond
13. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
14. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
15. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
16. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
17. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
18. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
19. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
20. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
21. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
22. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
23. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
24. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
25. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
26. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
27. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
28. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
29. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
30. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
31. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
32. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
33. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
34. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
35. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
36. The 1st one way Street @ Albermarle Street
37. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
38. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
39. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
40. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
41. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
42. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
43. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
44. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
45. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
46. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
47. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
48. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
49. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
50. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
51. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
52. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
53. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
54. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
55. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
56. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
57. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
58. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
59. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
60. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
61. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
62. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
63. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
64. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
65. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
66. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
67. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
68. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
69. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
70. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
71. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
72. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
73. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
74. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
75. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
76. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
77. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
78. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
79. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
80. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
81. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
82. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
83. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
84. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
85. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
86. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
87. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
88. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
89. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
90. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
91. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
92. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
93. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
94. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
95. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
96. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
97. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
98. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
99. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
100. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
101. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
102. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
103. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
104. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
105. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn