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The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th October 1979 Beatlemania opens in London

18th October 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News

18th October 1950 Born today: Sheila White, London England, actress (I Claudius)

Top Theatre-related places to visit in London.



The glitz, glamour, red velvet, and soggy carpets of treading the boards over the West End. While other historic buildings have been replaced or removed, lots of theatres from the Victorian period and before have been lovingly restored.

TOP 10 THEATRE RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE THEATRE SIGHTS:

11. The Buckstone Club @ Theatre Royal Haymarket,
12. Finsbury Park Empire @ St Thomas/Prah Road, Finsbury Park, London
13. Sir John Gielgud lived here @ 16 Cowley Street, Westminster
14. The Old Mercury Theatre @ Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Gate, London
15. Trafalgar Studio's @ 14 Whitehall, City of Westminster
16. Mrs Hendersons Windmill Theatre @ 17 - 19 Great Windmill Street, London
17. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
18. Wiltons Music Hall @ Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street
19. Comedy of Errors 1st Performance @ Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn
20. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
21. The Bel Savage Inn @ 50 Ludgate Hill, Ludgate
22. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
23. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
24. Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost @ 18 Suffolk Street
25. One Sexy Beast @ Green Street
26. The Lost Zoo of Walworth @ Sullivan Road, Southwark
27. Ellen Terry's House and Theatre @ 215 Kings Road, Chelsea
28. Drury Lanes Pantomime Fountain @ Catherine St , London
29. The Players' Theatre @ 43 King Street, Covent Garden
30. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
31. A Puppet Barge not to be missed @ Little Venice
32. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
33. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
34. The Globe Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
35. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
36. The Royal Opera House @ Covent Garden
37. The Rivoli Ballroom @ 350 Brockley Road, Brockley, London
38. Poor Lazarus Isaacs @ Tower Street, London
39. Small Theatre, Big Heart @ 265 Camden High Street
40. The Rose Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, London
41. Little Angel Theatre @ 14 Dagmar Passage
42. Theatre Royal Ghost @ Drury Lane, Catherine Street
43. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
44. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
45. Comedian Little Tich lived here @ 93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London
46. Theatre manager haunts his own. @ Theatre Royal, Stratford
47. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
48. Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne @ 393A High Street, Leytonstone
49. The Criterion Restaurant @ 224 Piccadilly, London
50. Champagne Charlie lived here @ 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London
51. Home to a British Acting Legend @ Troy Court, Kensington High Street
52. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
53. Derek Jacobi lived here @ 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone
54. Magic St Georges Hall @ Langham Place, Regent Street
55. Noel Coward lived here @ 111 Ebury Street, Pimlico
56. Cooper always won them over @ Forest Road, Walthamstow
57. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
58. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London
59. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
60. Italia Conti Theatre Academy @ Goswell Road, Clerkenwell
61. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
62. Sir John Gielgud's birthplace @ 7 Gledhow Gardens, Earl's Court
63. Brinks Mat Bullion @ 117 Wilton Way
64. Michael Jackson plaque @ Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith
65. Punch and Judy Birthplace @ St Pauls Portico, Westminster
66. Nell of Old Drury @ 29 Catherine Street
67. Colonel Elliott's Magic Home @ 54 Welbeck Street, London
68. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
69. Magician Houdini Lived Here @ 10 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London
70. Hard as Nails & Bronson @ 188 Sheen Lane, East Sheen
71. The Prince Edward Theatre @ Old Compton Street, Soho
72. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
73. Michael Crawford's Penthouse @ St John's Wharf, Wapping
74. A Big Night Out at the Albany @ Douglas Way. Deptford
75. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
76. One hell of an Actor @ 8 Hamilton Place
77. The Royal Court Theatre @ 50-51 Sloane Square, Kensington
78. Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps @ 3 Allington Street, Victoria
79. Ben Elton's School @ Stillness Junior School, Brockley Rise, Forest H
80. Lupino Lane lived here @ 32 Maida Vale, Maida Vale
81. Meeting of The Damned @ Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
82. The Palace Theatre @ Cambridge Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue
83. Sadler's Wells Theatre @ Rosebury Avenue, Islington, London
84. The Shaftesbury Theatre @ 210 Shaftesbury Avenue
85. The Palladium @ Argyll Street, London
86. Apollo Victoria Theatre @ 17 Wilton Rd
87. Royal Vauxhall Tavern @ 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall
88. The Savoy Hotel @ 1 Savoy Hill, Strand
89. Alec Guinness born here @ 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Maida Vale
90. Colet Court: Home of Joseph @ Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
91. A Colosseum in Watford @ Rickmansworth Road
92. The Lyceum Theatre @ Wellington Street, Covent Garden
93. The New London Theatre @ Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London
94. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
95. English National Opera @ St Martin's Lane, London
96. Martita Hunt's Flat @ 7 Primrose Hill Studios, Camden
97. Rudolf Steiner Hall @ 35 Park Road, Marylebone
98. St Martins Theatre @ West Street, Cambridge Circus, Covent Garden
99. Matinee With A Difference @ Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street
100. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
101. Clown Joseph Grimaldi lived here @ 56 Exmouth Market, Islington
102. The Pigalle Club @ 215-217 Piccadilly, St James
103. Lilian Baylis lived here @ 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell
104. The Hippodrome @ 1 Cranbourn Street, London
105. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
106. The Gielgud Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
107. Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home @ 6 Station Terrace, Snakes Lane, Woodford