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