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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

Top Sport-related places to visit in London.



Sporting related places abound in London where many of the World's great sporting institutions were founded. Sporting stadiums, sporting gestures and great sportsmen and women can be found in here:

TOP 10 SPORT RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE SPORT SIGHTS:

11. Fred Perry and The Brentham Club @ 38a Meadvale Road, Ealing
12. Bobby Moore's Grave @ City of London Cemetary, Wanstead
13. Peter Storey's Pub @ 113 Southgate Road, Islington
14. Wimble-gone: Plough Lane @ Plough Lane, Wimbledon
15. World's Oldest Rugby Union Club @ Princess of Wales, 1a Montpelier Row, Blackheath
16. The 2012 Olympic Stadium @ Marshgate Lane, Stratford, London
17. Olympics 2012: Handball Arena @ Waterden Road, Olympic Park, Stratford
18. David Beckham grew up here @ 150 Norman Road, Leytonstone
19. Setanta was born here @ 268 Northfield Avenue, Northfields, Ealing, Lond
20. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
21. Freemasons Arms: Birth of FA @ 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London
22. Hardman Dave Mackay lived here @ 26 Whitehouse Way, Southgate
23. Fulham's Craven Cottage @ Stevenage Road, Fulham
24. Pickles World Cup Find @ St Valery, Beulah Hill, Norwood
25. Four Minute Mile in 18th Century @ Hackney Road, Shoreditch
26. A Stadium with a View @ Craven Cottage, Stevanage Road
27. Hammersmith Palais @ 242 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London
28. Ruislip Lido: Young Ones! @ Reservoir Road, Ruislip
29. WG Grace's Day Job @ 7 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London
30. London's Female Gladiator @ 159 Great Dover Street, Southwark
31. Hurlingham Park @ Hurlingham Road, Fulham, London
32. Illuminated Ponies @ Rotten Row, Hyde Park
33. The Real Cockney Boys @ Boleyn Ground, Green Street, Upton Park
34. Blythe Hill Tavern @ 319 Stanstead Road
35. Ballet, Footie & Blue Coats @ Old Dover Road, Blackheath
36. London's Oldest Swimming Baths @ Forest Hill Swimming Pools, Dartmouth Road, Lond
37. Pinochet's Priory House Arrest @ Winchmore Hill
38. Osgood and Hutch's Pub @ The Union Inn, Crimp Hill, Windsor
39. Doggett's Coat and Badge @ 1 Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark
40. Walthamstow Dogs to Close @ Chingford Road, London
41. Ashley Cole's The Collection @ 264 Brompton Road, London
42. Henman Hill or Murray Mound? @ Aorangi Terrace, All England Club, Wimbledon
43. Mr Bodybuilding lived here @ 161 Holland Park Avenue
44. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
45. King of Punk @ 14 Soho Street, London
46. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
47. Arsenal's Emirates Stadium @ Arsenal Emirates Stadium, Avenell Road
48. Cricketer WG Grace lived here @ Fairmount, Mottingham Lane, Mottingham
49. Battersea Park @ Battersea
50. Arsenal's Old Ground @ Off Highbury Park Road
51. What no Vicar? @ Bishop's Avenue, Hammersmith and Fulham
52. Portal: Chelsea celeb eatery @ 88 St John Street, Farringdon
53. London: Tornado capital? @ Whitmore Gardens, Kensal Rise
54. Henry VIII's tennis court @ Hampton Court Gardens, London
55. Peter May Sports Centre @ 135 Wadham Road, Walthamstow, London
56. Tottenham Hotspurs Formed Here @ Church Road, Tottenham, London
57. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
58. Scottish Castle in London @ Green Lanes, Stoke Newington
59. Olympics 2012: Basketball Arena @ Olympic Park, Stratford
60. Eric Bristow played Darts here @ The Red Lion, 132 Stoke Newington Church Street
61. UK's 1st Ten Pin Bowling Alley @ 158 Clapton Common, Stamford Hill
62. The Royal Oak @ 83 Woodman St, London
63. Westminster Boating Base @ 136 Grosvenor Road
64. The Australian @ 29 Milner Street, Chelsea
65. 1st Channel swimmer lived here @ The Limes, New Road, Bedfont
66. Charlton's The Valley @ Floyd Road, Charlton
67. Moor Park Golf Club @ Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
68. Dorset Square: Home of Cricket? @ Dorset Square, Marylebone
69. Herbert Chapman lived here @ 6 Haslemere Avenue, Hendon, London
70. Olympics 2012: Aquatics Centre @ Carpenter's Road, Stratford
71. A mad day playing Rugby @ The Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road
72. Fancy a Plum? @ Plumstead Common Road
73. To Dare is To Do @ Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, Tottenham
74. Rugby Was Born Here @ St Clement Danes Church, Strand
75. Wimbledon, Lawn Tennis Club @ Church Road, Wimbledon
76. The Home of Cricket @ Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood
77. Olympics 2012: Kapoor Sculpture @ Olympic Park, London
78. The Dog and Fox @ 24 High Street, Wimbledon, London
79. Crews Hill Golf Course @ Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, Enfield
80. The German Gymnasium @ Pancras Road, Kings Cross
81. Sutcliffe and Holmes Big Stand @ Leyton County Ground, High Road, Leyton
82. Superhoops in the Bush @ Loftus Road, South Africa Road, Shepherds Bush
83. Bobby 'Dazzler' George @ 267 Romford Road, Forest Gate, London
84. A Horse and a Pint @ Knightsbridge Green
85. Danny the Footie Chairman @ Eltham Green Road
86. Olympics 2012: BMX Circuit @ Stratford
87. Olympics 2012: Velodrome @ Olympic Village, Stratford
88. Tony Adams lived here @ 6 Foxlands Road, Dagenham
89. Ted Terry dealt a Red Card @ Unit 4/Retail Park/Fleming Rd, Chafford Hundred
90. Olympics 2012: Eton Manor @ Quarter Mile Lane, Olympic Village, Stratford
91. Home to the Blues or Pensioners @ Stamford Bridge
92. Royal Artillery Barracks @ 40-48 Artillery Place, Greenwich
93. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy @ Hampstead Ponds
94. Sir Alf Ramsey was born here @ Five Elms Road, Becontree, Dagenham
95. Dorothea Lambert Chambers' house @ 7 North Common Road, Ealing
96. London's Oasis in the Park @ Serpentine Lido, Hyde Park Corner
97. Selhurst Park @ Whitehorse Lane, Croydon
98. Time for some jogging @ Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park
99. World Cup was stolen from here @ Central Hall, Westminster
100. Arsenal's old Invicta Ground @ Hector Street, Plumstead
101. The Dark Destoyer schooled here @ Loxford Lane, Ilford
102. A Park with a View @ Off Highgate High Street
103. Tooting Bec Lido @ Tooting Bec Road
104. Deerfoot Ran Here @ Wick Road, Hackney Wick
105. The Lord Derby and Football @ 89 Walmer Terrace, Plumstead
106. The Champion @ 11-12 Wells Street, Oxford Street
107. The Freemason's Arms @ 32 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London
108. Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here @ 17 Englewood Road, Clapham
109. Marshall Street Baths @ Marshall Street, Westminster
110. Fred Perry lived here @ 223 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing