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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 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. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
12. Comedy of Errors 1st Performance @ Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn
13. One Sexy Beast @ Green Street
14. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
15. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
16. The Pavlova Statue @ Victoria Palace, Victoria Street, London
17. Comedian Little Tich lived here @ 93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London
18. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London
19. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
20. Wiltons Music Hall @ Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street
21. Finsbury Park Empire @ St Thomas/Prah Road, Finsbury Park, London
22. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
23. The Rivoli Ballroom @ 350 Brockley Road, Brockley, London
24. Small Theatre, Big Heart @ 265 Camden High Street
25. One hell of an Actor @ 8 Hamilton Place
26. Punch and Judy Birthplace @ St Pauls Portico, Westminster
27. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
28. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
29. The Royal Opera House @ Covent Garden
30. The Palace Theatre @ Cambridge Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue
31. Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost @ 18 Suffolk Street
32. Theatre Royal Ghost @ Drury Lane, Catherine Street
33. Magician Houdini Lived Here @ 10 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London
34. A Big Night Out at the Albany @ Douglas Way. Deptford
35. Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne @ 393A High Street, Leytonstone
36. The Rose Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, London
37. Theatre manager haunts his own. @ Theatre Royal, Stratford
38. Home to a British Acting Legend @ Troy Court, Kensington High Street
39. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
40. Poor Lazarus Isaacs @ Tower Street, London
41. Colonel Elliott's Magic Home @ 54 Welbeck Street, London
42. The Players' Theatre @ 43 King Street, Covent Garden
43. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
44. Little Angel Theatre @ 14 Dagmar Passage
45. The Lost Zoo of Walworth @ Sullivan Road, Southwark
46. Trafalgar Studio's @ 14 Whitehall, City of Westminster
47. Ben Elton's School @ Stillness Junior School, Brockley Rise, Forest H
48. Brinks Mat Bullion @ 117 Wilton Way
49. Michael Jackson plaque @ Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith
50. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
51. Lilian Baylis lived here @ 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell
52. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
53. Royal Vauxhall Tavern @ 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall
54. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
55. The Hippodrome @ 1 Cranbourn Street, London
56. St Martins Theatre @ West Street, Cambridge Circus, Covent Garden
57. Derek Jacobi lived here @ 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone
58. A Colosseum in Watford @ Rickmansworth Road
59. Colet Court: Home of Joseph @ Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
60. Nell of Old Drury @ 29 Catherine Street
61. Meeting of The Damned @ Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
62. Drury Lanes Pantomime Fountain @ Catherine St , London
63. Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps @ 3 Allington Street, Victoria
64. Noel Coward lived here @ 111 Ebury Street, Pimlico
65. Sadler's Wells Theatre @ Rosebury Avenue, Islington, London
66. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
67. The Palladium @ Argyll Street, London
68. Magic St Georges Hall @ Langham Place, Regent Street
69. Champagne Charlie lived here @ 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London
70. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
71. Sir John Gielgud's birthplace @ 7 Gledhow Gardens, Earl's Court
72. The Savoy Hotel @ 1 Savoy Hill, Strand
73. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
74. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
75. The Globe Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
76. The New London Theatre @ Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London
77. Matinee With A Difference @ Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street
78. Hard as Nails & Bronson @ 188 Sheen Lane, East Sheen
79. Italia Conti Theatre Academy @ Goswell Road, Clerkenwell
80. Alec Guinness born here @ 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Maida Vale
81. A Puppet Barge not to be missed @ Little Venice
82. Michael Crawford's Penthouse @ St John's Wharf, Wapping
83. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
84. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
85. The Criterion Restaurant @ 224 Piccadilly, London
86. Her Majesty's Theatre @ Haymarket, London
87. The Lyceum Theatre @ Wellington Street, Covent Garden
88. Lupino Lane lived here @ 32 Maida Vale, Maida Vale
89. The Royal Court Theatre @ 50-51 Sloane Square, Kensington
90. Apollo Victoria Theatre @ 17 Wilton Rd
91. English National Opera @ St Martin's Lane, London
92. Clown Joseph Grimaldi lived here @ 56 Exmouth Market, Islington
93. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
94. The Pigalle Club @ 215-217 Piccadilly, St James
95. The Prince Edward Theatre @ Old Compton Street, Soho
96. Playwright Harold Pinter's Home @ 19 Thistlewaite Road, Clapton
97. The Shaftesbury Theatre @ 210 Shaftesbury Avenue
98. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
99. The Gielgud Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue