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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st March 1974 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall

21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London

21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London

21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.

21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer

21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London

21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.go to related location

21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets 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. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
12. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
13. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
14. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
15. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
16. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
17. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
18. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
19. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
20. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
21. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
22. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
23. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
24. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
25. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
26. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
27. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
28. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
29. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
30. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
31. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
32. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
33. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
34. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
35. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
36. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
37. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
38. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
39. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
40. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
41. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
42. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
43. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
44. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
45. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
46. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
47. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
48. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
49. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
50. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
51. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
52. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
53. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
54. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
55. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
56. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
57. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
58. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
59. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
60. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
61. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
62. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
63. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
64. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
65. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
66. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
67. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
68. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
69. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
70. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
71. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
72. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
73. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
74. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
75. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
76. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
77. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
78. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
79. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
80. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
81. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
82. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
83. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
84. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
85. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
86. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
87. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
88. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
89. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
90. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
91. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
92. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
93. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
94. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
95. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
96. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
97. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
98. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
99. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
100. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
101. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
102. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
103. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
104. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
105. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair