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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd October 1989 William Nicholson's Shadowlands, premieres in London

23rd October 1986 Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke was born in London.

23rd October 1962 Born today: Beatie Edney, London England, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man)

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