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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 Quirky-related places to visit in London.



You must be strange. Or tired of all the same old tourist locations. Good news, there's loads of bizarre and surreal places to visit in London. Dive in!

TOP 10 QUIRKY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE QUIRKY SIGHTS:

11. The House they left behind @ 27 Ropemakers Fields, Narrow Street, Limehouse
12. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
13. The First Shop in the World @ 25 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London
14. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
15. Farting Lane's Sewer Lamp @ Carting Lane, Strand, London
16. The Nose in Admiralty Arch @ The Mall
17. Museum of body parts... @ 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
18. Little Compton Street @ Charing Cross Road, London
19. A Lighthouse in King's Cross @ Gray's Inn Road
20. London's Deepest Car Park @ Bloomsbury Square
21. The Mayflower Inn @ 117 Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey
22. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
23. The Statue that Copies You @ Sumner Street
24. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
25. Neal's Yard Water Clock @ 21-23 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London
26. The Coach and Horses @ 29 Greek Street, London
27. Harry Potter's Diagon Alley @ Cecil Court
28. Stanley Green Protein Man @ 34 Haydock Green, Northolt, Middlesex
29. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
30. The Cock Tavern Debauchery @ Bow Street, London
31. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
32. The Last Wherryman's Seat @ Bankside, Southwark Bridge, Southwark
33. Foreign Anarchist Club @ 6 Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road
34. The Museum Tavern @ 49 Great Russell Street
35. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
36. The Battle of Blythe Road @ 36 Blythe Road, Kensington
37. The Lamb's Snob Screens @ 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London
38. Australia House & Harry Potter @ Strand
39. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
40. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
41. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
42. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
43. Britain's BEST Boozer @ 289, Queens Rd, New Cross
44. Brian Harvey's Car Accident @ The Drive, Walthamstow, London
45. Frank Buckland's Menagerie @ 37 Albany Sreet, London
46. Time to shine a light @ Tower sundial
47. The Field of Forty Footsteps @ Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London
48. A Pyramid in Limehouse @ 5 Newell Street, Limehouse
49. Wanstead Park's Grotto @ Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park
50. The Devils of Cornhill @ St Peter upon Cornhill, Gracechurch Street, Lond
51. Stokenchurch Shoe Tree @ Wycombe Road, Stokenchurch, Middle
52. The Chinese Bridge and Pagoda @ St James Park
53. One Nation under CCTV @ Newman Street, London
54. The Necropolis Railway @ 121 Westminster Bridge Road
55. Pat Sharp's Mullet @ 16 The Broadway, Mill Hill
56. Spring Heeled Jacks 1st Victim @ 1 Tredegar Road, Tower Hamlets, London
57. Mrs Montagu's Chimney Sweeps @ Portman Square, Marylebone
58. Jerusalem Tavern @ 55 Britton Street
59. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
60. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
61. What No Skies @ 98 Finchley Road
62. Pepe's Polka Dot House @ 99 Talbot Road, Notting Hill
63. Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath @ Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic
64. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
65. Hanging Gardens of Paddington @ 16 London Street
66. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
67. A Very Long Speech @ House of Commons
68. Alcoholic Architecture @ 2 Ganton Street
69. Jim Henson's Creature Shop @ The Henson Building, 30 Oval Road
70. The Ubiquitous Undead Walk @ Junction Road, London
71. David Bowie's Coal Mine @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
72. A Big Tin @ West Silvertown
73. Ancient Hunting Cry In London @ Soho
74. Curious Sign.... @ Near Waterloo
75. Top Hat Madness @ Strand
76. The Scooter Cafe @ Camden Market, Camden
77. Hampstead's False Bridge @ Hampstead Heath, Hampstead
78. The Whispering Gallery @ St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster
79. Salvador Dali in his Diving Suit @ 5 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly
80. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
81. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
82. The Skinny House @ Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
83. The Frost Fair on the Thames @ Blackfriars Bridge, London
84. Woe can lead to Joy! @ Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate
85. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
86. Old Parr aged 152 lived here @ 405 Strand, London
87. A mad day playing Rugby @ The Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road
88. Get Lost In Marble Arch @ Marble Arch Station
89. A Pub with No Swearing @ 59 Essex Road, Islington
90. The York Watergate @ Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London
91. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
92. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
93. The Bermondsey Tank @ Mandela Way, Bermondsey, London
94. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
95. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
96. Alien Autopsy location @ Rochester Square, Camden, London
97. Surrey Docks Farm @ Rotherhithe Street
98. The Ice Bar...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ 31-33 Heddon Street
99. Home of the Tichborne Claimant @ 14 Harley Gardens, Chelsea
100. Holland House @ Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington
101. Hackney's Mole Man @ Mortimer Road, Hackney, London
102. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
103. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
104. Postman's Park @ Aldersgate Street
105. Home to a Classic Animated TV @ Festing Road, Putney
106. Museum Bomb Coincidence @ Edward VII Gallery, British Museum
107. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
108. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
109. Not a Rake, but a Small Bar @ 14 Winchester Walk
110. Green Cabbie Hut...Hanover Sq @ Hanover Sqaure