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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Top Ancient-related places to visit in London.



London's ancient origins are plenty documented from the Roman burial excavaltions by archeaologists to the remaining parts of the old walls to hidden rivers, to folklore crime and legends, London's riven with ancient tales and stories from days of yore...

TOP 10 ANCIENT RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE ANCIENT SIGHTS:

11. Forest Gate's Old Spotted Dog @ 212 Upton Lane, Forest Gate
12. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
13. Walnut Tree House @ 500 High Street, Leyton
14. The Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
15. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
16. London's Gladiator Colosseum @ Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, London
17. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
18. St Nicholas' Church @ Deptford Green, London
19. London's Oldest Outdoor Statue @ Trinity Church Square, Southwark
20. The White Bear Inn @ 221 Piccadilly, London
21. London's Female Gladiator @ 159 Great Dover Street, Southwark
22. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
23. The Cheapside Cross @ Cheapside, London
24. Pole Hill's Inaccurate Obelisk @ Pole Hill, Chingford
25. The Ancient House @ Walthamstow Village, London
26. The Lamb and Flag @ 33, Rose Street
27. The Last Wherryman's Seat @ Bankside, Southwark Bridge, Southwark
28. Comedy of Errors 1st Performance @ Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn
29. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
30. Bishopsgate Mitre @ Bishopsgate and Wormwood Street
31. Fulham Palace @ Bishop's Avenue, Fulham, London
32. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
33. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
34. Bruce Castle Museum @ Lordship Lane, Tottenham
35. Oldest Church in London? @ St Peter on Cornhill, Cornhill, London
36. Number 1 Poultry @ 1 Poultry, London
37. Beddington Roman Villa @ Beddington Sewage Works, Croydon
38. Lesnes Abbey Ruins @ Abbey Road, Belvedere, Kent
39. London Bridge @ London Bridge, Southwark, London
40. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
41. Headstone Manor @ Pinner View, Middlesex
42. Edward III's House @ Bermondsey Wall East
43. Charterhouse @ Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, London
44. The Hoop & Grapes @ 47 Aldgate High Street
45. Old Bank of England Pub @ 194 Fleet Street
46. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
47. Hadrian's Well @ 30 Gresham Street
48. The Cherry Tree @ 22 The Green, Southgate, London
49. George Monoux's Moones @ 41-43 Billet Road, Walthamstow, London
50. The Petrie Museum @ UCL, Malet Place, Bloomsbury
51. The York Watergate @ Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London
52. Lockwood Reservoir's Archaeology @ Lea Valley
53. The Ship Tavern @ 27 Lime Street
54. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
55. Ambresbury Banks @ Epping Forest
56. The Old Bell Tavern @ 95 Fleet Street, City of London
57. The Cutty Sark @ 2 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London
58. The Oldest Bridge still in use @ Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
59. The London Stone @ Cannon Street, London
60. The Rose Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, London
61. Merton Priory @ Merantun Way, Merton
62. Middle Temple Hall @ Middle Temple Lane, London
63. Chapter House @ East Cloisters, Westminster Abbey, London
64. The Museum of London @ 150 London Wall, Barbican