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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

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:

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11. Robert Cocking's Fall to Earth @ St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace, Lewisham
12. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
13. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
14. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
15. Sam the Cat @ Queen Anne Square
16. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
17. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
18. Leyton-lad teaches Emperor @ 93 Trumpington Road, Leytonstone
19. Parachute Pioneer lived here @ Goldings, Clays Lane, Loughton
20. Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop @ 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
21. Fleming Museum & Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London
22. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
23. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
24. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
25. Doctor Barnardo @ 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road, Stepney
26. The Assassination of Mr Thynne @ Pall Mall, London
27. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
28. A Spy called The White Rabbit @ Queen Court, Guildford Street, Camden
29. First Lady of Fleet Street @ 7 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair
30. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
31. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
32. Howard Carter's Birthplace @ Richmond Mansions, 252 Old Brompton Road
33. Spend a Penny @ Royal Exchange, London
34. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
35. AV Roe's Flying Machine @ 47 West Hill, Wandsworth
36. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
37. Time was created here @ 119 High Holborn
38. Cartoonist Phil May lived here @ 20 Holland Park Road
39. Thomas B Macaulay lived here @ 50 Great Ormond Street, London
40. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
41. Captain James Cook @ 88 Mile End Road, Mile End
42. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
43. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
44. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
45. Artist William Etty lived here @ 14 Villiers Street, Charing Cross
46. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
47. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
48. The discovery of Penicillin @ St Mary's Hospital
49. Colour Mauve invented here @ 290 Cable Street, London
50. Sir Learie lived here @ 101 Lexham Gardens, Earls Court
51. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
52. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
53. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
54. The Freud's Lived Here @ Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens
55. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
56. Thomas Hodgkin lived here @ 35 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
57. Hartley's Fireproof Obelisk @ Putney Heath, London
58. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
59. First Birth Control Clinic @ 108 Whitfield Street, Bloomsbury
60. UK's First Female Doctor @ 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone
61. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
62. The Scott Family Lodgings @ 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
63. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
64. Jigsaws were invented here @ Russell Street, Covent Garden, London
65. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
66. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
67. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
68. Microphone Inventor lived Here @ 94 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia
69. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
70. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
71. St Mary's Hospital @ Praed Street, Paddington
72. Nelson Mandela statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster
73. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
74. First Aborigine in Europe @ St John's Churchyard, Eltham
75. Former St Mary's School @ Comunity Center, Walthamstow Village
76. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
77. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
78. Mendelssohn Composed Here @ 168 Denmark Hill, Camberwell
79. Francis Galton Lived Here @ 42 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge
80. Mary Macarthur lived here @ 42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green
81. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
82. Coldplay Ancestor's Summer Time @ The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst, Broml
83. Sopwith Camel maker lived here @ 46 Green Street, Mayfair
84. The Birdman of Winchmore Hill @ 96 Green Dragon Lane, Palmers Green
85. Home to an Adventurer @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea
86. Joseph Priestley lived here @ 113 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney
87. The King of Scouting Lived here @ 9 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
88. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
89. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
90. Edward Whymper's House @ 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington
91. London's First Bridge @ River Thames, Vauxhall
92. George Bernard Shaw lived here @ 29 Fitzroy Square
93. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
94. Mr Morse and his special Code @ 141 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
95. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
96. A Churchill Residence @ 12 Bolton Street, Piccadilly
97. The Aeronaut of Holloway @ Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane
98. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
99. Concorde man born here. @ 499 Hale End Road, Highams Park, London
100. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
101. Bouncing Bomb inventor's house @ 241 New Cross Road, New Cross
102. Blind pioneer Gilbert's house @ 5 Stanhope Place, Hyde Park
103. The Goring @ Beeston Place, Kensington
104. It's For You-Who @ Burlington House, Piccadilly
105. Robert Falcon Scott lived here @ 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
106. Millicent Fawcett Statue @ Parliament Square, Westminster