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The Rolling Stones London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th March 1960 Born today: Steve Norman, London, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True)

25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.go to related location

25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.go to related location

25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)

25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.go to related location

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:

MORE PIONEER SIGHTS:

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