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The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th October 1979 Beatlemania opens in London

18th October 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News

18th October 1950 Born today: Sheila White, London England, actress (I Claudius)

Top Theatre-related places to visit in London.



The glitz, glamour, red velvet, and soggy carpets of treading the boards over the West End. While other historic buildings have been replaced or removed, lots of theatres from the Victorian period and before have been lovingly restored.

TOP 10 THEATRE RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE THEATRE SIGHTS:

11. Wood Green Empire @ High Road, Wood Green, London
12. Finsbury Park Empire @ St Thomas/Prah Road, Finsbury Park, London
13. The Old Mercury Theatre @ Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Gate, London
14. Sir John Gielgud lived here @ 16 Cowley Street, Westminster
15. Trafalgar Studio's @ 14 Whitehall, City of Westminster
16. Mrs Hendersons Windmill Theatre @ 17 - 19 Great Windmill Street, London
17. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
18. Wiltons Music Hall @ Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street
19. Comedy of Errors 1st Performance @ Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn
20. The Bel Savage Inn @ 50 Ludgate Hill, Ludgate
21. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
22. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
23. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
24. Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost @ 18 Suffolk Street
25. One Sexy Beast @ Green Street
26. The Lost Zoo of Walworth @ Sullivan Road, Southwark
27. Ellen Terry's House and Theatre @ 215 Kings Road, Chelsea
28. Drury Lanes Pantomime Fountain @ Catherine St , London
29. The Players' Theatre @ 43 King Street, Covent Garden
30. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
31. A Puppet Barge not to be missed @ Little Venice
32. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
33. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
34. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
35. The Globe Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
36. The Royal Opera House @ Covent Garden
37. The Rivoli Ballroom @ 350 Brockley Road, Brockley, London
38. Poor Lazarus Isaacs @ Tower Street, London
39. Small Theatre, Big Heart @ 265 Camden High Street
40. The Rose Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, London
41. Little Angel Theatre @ 14 Dagmar Passage
42. Comedian Little Tich lived here @ 93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London
43. Theatre Royal Ghost @ Drury Lane, Catherine Street
44. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
45. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
46. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
47. Theatre manager haunts his own. @ Theatre Royal, Stratford
48. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
49. Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne @ 393A High Street, Leytonstone
50. Cooper always won them over @ Forest Road, Walthamstow
51. The Criterion Restaurant @ 224 Piccadilly, London
52. Champagne Charlie lived here @ 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London
53. Home to a British Acting Legend @ Troy Court, Kensington High Street
54. Derek Jacobi lived here @ 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone
55. Magic St Georges Hall @ Langham Place, Regent Street
56. Noel Coward lived here @ 111 Ebury Street, Pimlico
57. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
58. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London
59. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
60. Italia Conti Theatre Academy @ Goswell Road, Clerkenwell
61. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
62. Colonel Elliott's Magic Home @ 54 Welbeck Street, London
63. Sir John Gielgud's birthplace @ 7 Gledhow Gardens, Earl's Court
64. Brinks Mat Bullion @ 117 Wilton Way
65. Michael Jackson plaque @ Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith
66. Punch and Judy Birthplace @ St Pauls Portico, Westminster
67. Nell of Old Drury @ 29 Catherine Street
68. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
69. Magician Houdini Lived Here @ 10 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London
70. Hard as Nails & Bronson @ 188 Sheen Lane, East Sheen
71. The Prince Edward Theatre @ Old Compton Street, Soho
72. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
73. Michael Crawford's Penthouse @ St John's Wharf, Wapping
74. A Big Night Out at the Albany @ Douglas Way. Deptford
75. Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps @ 3 Allington Street, Victoria
76. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
77. Lupino Lane lived here @ 32 Maida Vale, Maida Vale
78. Ben Elton's School @ Stillness Junior School, Brockley Rise, Forest H
79. One hell of an Actor @ 8 Hamilton Place
80. The Royal Court Theatre @ 50-51 Sloane Square, Kensington
81. Meeting of The Damned @ Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
82. The Palace Theatre @ Cambridge Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue
83. Sadler's Wells Theatre @ Rosebury Avenue, Islington, London
84. A Colosseum in Watford @ Rickmansworth Road
85. The Shaftesbury Theatre @ 210 Shaftesbury Avenue
86. The Palladium @ Argyll Street, London
87. Apollo Victoria Theatre @ 17 Wilton Rd
88. Royal Vauxhall Tavern @ 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall
89. The Savoy Hotel @ 1 Savoy Hill, Strand
90. Alec Guinness born here @ 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Maida Vale
91. Colet Court: Home of Joseph @ Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
92. The New London Theatre @ Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London
93. The Lyceum Theatre @ Wellington Street, Covent Garden
94. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
95. Martita Hunt's Flat @ 7 Primrose Hill Studios, Camden
96. Rudolf Steiner Hall @ 35 Park Road, Marylebone
97. English National Opera @ St Martin's Lane, London
98. St Martins Theatre @ West Street, Cambridge Circus, Covent Garden
99. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
100. Matinee With A Difference @ Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street
101. The Hippodrome @ 1 Cranbourn Street, London
102. Clown Joseph Grimaldi lived here @ 56 Exmouth Market, Islington
103. The Pigalle Club @ 215-217 Piccadilly, St James
104. Lilian Baylis lived here @ 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell
105. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
106. The Gielgud Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
107. Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home @ 6 Station Terrace, Snakes Lane, Woodford