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The Rolling Stones London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Top Quirky-related places to visit in London.



You must be strange. Or tired of all the same old tourist locations. Good news, there's loads of bizarre and surreal places to visit in London. Dive in!

TOP 10 QUIRKY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE QUIRKY SIGHTS:

11. Neal's Yard Water Clock @ 21-23 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London
12. The First Shop in the World @ 25 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London
13. David Bowie's Coal Mine @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
14. The Nose in Admiralty Arch @ The Mall
15. The Year Round Christmas Shop @ Hays Galleria, 55a Tooley Street, London
16. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
17. The Mayflower Inn @ 117 Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey
18. A Lighthouse in King's Cross @ Gray's Inn Road
19. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
20. The Skinny House @ Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
21. The Cheesegrater @ 122 Leadenhall, London
22. Thomas Hardy's Tree @ Pancras Road, Kings Cross
23. Little Compton Street @ Charing Cross Road, London
24. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
25. The Statue that Copies You @ Sumner Street
26. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
27. Woe can lead to Joy! @ Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate
28. The Lamb's Snob Screens @ 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London
29. Frank Buckland's Menagerie @ 37 Albany Sreet, London
30. Australia House & Harry Potter @ Strand
31. The Castle @ 34-35 Cowcross Street
32. Harry Potter's Diagon Alley @ Cecil Court
33. The Betsey Trotwood @ 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell
34. Stanley Green Protein Man @ 34 Haydock Green, Northolt, Middlesex
35. Alien Autopsy location @ Rochester Square, Camden, London
36. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
37. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
38. Brian Harvey's Car Accident @ The Drive, Walthamstow, London
39. Hackney's Mole Man @ Mortimer Road, Hackney, London
40. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
41. The Ice Bar...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ 31-33 Heddon Street
42. A Pyramid in Limehouse @ 5 Newell Street, Limehouse
43. The Farthing Bundle Lady @ Fern Street, Bow
44. A ghostly motorcycle passenger @ Blackwall Tunnel
45. The Cock Tavern Debauchery @ Bow Street, London
46. Museum of body parts... @ 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
47. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
48. Stokenchurch Shoe Tree @ Wycombe Road, Stokenchurch, Middle
49. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
50. Foreign Anarchist Club @ 6 Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road
51. Top Hat Madness @ Strand
52. The Holly Bush @ 68 Heath St, Haringey
53. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
54. Postman's Park @ Aldersgate Street
55. A Very Long Speech @ House of Commons
56. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
57. Spring Heeled Jacks 1st Victim @ 1 Tredegar Road, Tower Hamlets, London
58. The Builders Arms and Tunnel @ 13 Britten Street, Chelsea
59. The Necropolis Railway @ 121 Westminster Bridge Road
60. The Ubiquitous Undead Walk @ Junction Road, London
61. Baby born on a Bus @ nr Mare Street, Hackney
62. The Last Wherryman's Seat @ Bankside, Southwark Bridge, Southwark
63. One Nation under CCTV @ Newman Street, London
64. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
65. The Scooter Cafe @ Camden Market, Camden
66. Time to shine a light @ Tower sundial
67. London's Deepest Car Park @ Bloomsbury Square
68. The Lancaster London @ Lancaster Terrace
69. Tinseltown - 24 hour grub @ 44-46 St John Street
70. Hanging Gardens of Paddington @ 16 London Street
71. The Frost Fair on the Thames @ Blackfriars Bridge, London
72. Pepe's Polka Dot House @ 99 Talbot Road, Notting Hill
73. Camden Head @ 2 Camden Walk, Camden Passage
74. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
75. Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath @ Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic
76. Emblem of the Cockney World @ Elephant and Castle
77. Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget @ Hanway House, Red Lion Square
78. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
79. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
80. The York Watergate @ Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London
81. Salvador Dali in his Diving Suit @ 5 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly
82. Home to a Classic Animated TV @ Festing Road, Putney
83. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
84. Green Cabbie Hut...Hanover Sq @ Hanover Sqaure
85. Alcoholic Architecture @ 2 Ganton Street
86. The Whispering Gallery @ St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster
87. Surrey Docks Farm @ Rotherhithe Street
88. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
89. The First Great Magician? @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, Belsize Park
90. A Big Tin @ West Silvertown
91. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
92. Robert's Fine Food & Drink @ 1 Upper James Street
93. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
94. Sir Richard Burtons Bedouin Tomb @ St Mary Magdalen's RC Church, 61 Worple Way, Mor
95. Mrs Montagu's Chimney Sweeps @ Portman Square, Marylebone
96. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
97. Dirty Dick's and Odd Mr. Bentley @ 202 Bishops Gate, London
98. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
99. Tommy's 1st BBC Audition @ 25 Marylebone Road
100. Caroline Gardens Chapel @ Asylum Road, Peckham
101. Pimlico Gardens and Huskisson @ Chelsea Embankment, Pimlico
102. The Battle of Blythe Road @ 36 Blythe Road, Kensington
103. A Loo that's a work of Art @ Anne's Gardens, Wardour Street
104. A mad day playing Rugby @ The Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road
105. Hampstead's False Bridge @ Hampstead Heath, Hampstead
106. The Bermondsey Tank @ Mandela Way, Bermondsey, London
107. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
108. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
109. Curious Sign.... @ Near Waterloo
110. Finland in London @ Finnish Church, 33 Albion Street