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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

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. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
13. Finsbury Park Empire @ St Thomas/Prah Road, Finsbury Park, London
14. Italia Conti Theatre Academy @ Goswell Road, Clerkenwell
15. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
16. Scene of the Flying Man! @ 15 Ashley Place, Westminster, London
17. The Pavlova Statue @ Victoria Palace, Victoria Street, London
18. Magician David Devant lived here @ Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London
19. Lost Bromley New Theatre @ Bromley High Road, Bromley
20. The Royal Opera House @ Covent Garden
21. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
22. The Lyric Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho
23. Wiltons Music Hall @ Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street
24. Poor Lazarus Isaacs @ Tower Street, London
25. Drury Lanes Pantomime Fountain @ Catherine St , London
26. A Big Night Out at the Albany @ Douglas Way. Deptford
27. A Puppet Barge not to be missed @ Little Venice
28. Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne @ 393A High Street, Leytonstone
29. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
30. Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost @ 18 Suffolk Street
31. Royal Vauxhall Tavern @ 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall
32. Theatre Royal Ghost @ Drury Lane, Catherine Street
33. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
34. The Criterion Restaurant @ 224 Piccadilly, London
35. The Rivoli Ballroom @ 350 Brockley Road, Brockley, London
36. Brinks Mat Bullion @ 117 Wilton Way
37. Champagne Charlie lived here @ 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London
38. Hard as Nails & Bronson @ 188 Sheen Lane, East Sheen
39. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
40. Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre @ Curtain Road, Shoreditch
41. Sadler's Wells Theatre @ Rosebury Avenue, Islington, London
42. Lilian Baylis lived here @ 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell
43. Magic St Georges Hall @ Langham Place, Regent Street
44. The Rose Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, London
45. Magician Houdini Lived Here @ 10 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London
46. The Players' Theatre @ 43 King Street, Covent Garden
47. Punch and Judy Birthplace @ St Pauls Portico, Westminster
48. The New London Theatre @ Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London
49. Michael Jackson plaque @ Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith
50. Lepers, Beer, and Thespians @ 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
51. Meeting of The Damned @ Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
52. Hendon Hall @ Ashley Lane, Hendon, London
53. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
54. Sir John Gielgud lived here @ 16 Cowley Street, Westminster
55. The Magic Couple lived here @ 20 Upper Tollington Park, Finsbury Park
56. Stanley Holloway was born here @ 25 Albany Road, Manor Park
57. Noel Coward lived here @ 111 Ebury Street, Pimlico
58. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
59. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
60. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
61. Apollo Victoria Theatre @ 17 Wilton Rd
62. Nell of Old Drury @ 29 Catherine Street
63. Little Angel Theatre @ 14 Dagmar Passage
64. Playwright Harold Pinter's Home @ 19 Thistlewaite Road, Clapton
65. Swap Coffee for Beer Perhaps @ 3 Allington Street, Victoria
66. A Colosseum in Watford @ Rickmansworth Road
67. The Palace Theatre @ Cambridge Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue
68. Martita Hunt's Flat @ 7 Primrose Hill Studios, Camden
69. Ben Elton's School @ Stillness Junior School, Brockley Rise, Forest H
70. The Lyceum Theatre @ Wellington Street, Covent Garden
71. D'Oyly Carte lived here @ 2 Dartmouth Park Road, Kentish Town
72. Comedian Little Tich lived here @ 93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London
73. Home to a British Acting Legend @ Troy Court, Kensington High Street
74. The Savoy Hotel @ 1 Savoy Hill, Strand
75. Small Theatre, Big Heart @ 265 Camden High Street
76. Clown Joseph Grimaldi lived here @ 56 Exmouth Market, Islington
77. Comedy of Errors 1st Performance @ Gray's Inn Hall, South Square, Holborn
78. The Apollo Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
79. The Globe Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
80. Matinee With A Difference @ Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street
81. The Bel Savage Inn @ 50 Ludgate Hill, Ludgate
82. Cooper always won them over @ Forest Road, Walthamstow
83. One hell of an Actor @ 8 Hamilton Place
84. The Hippodrome @ 1 Cranbourn Street, London
85. The Prince Edward Theatre @ Old Compton Street, Soho
86. The Shaftesbury Theatre @ 210 Shaftesbury Avenue
87. English National Opera @ St Martin's Lane, London
88. The Savoy Theatre @ Savoy Street, Westminster
89. Michael Crawford's Penthouse @ St John's Wharf, Wapping
90. Trafalgar Studio's @ 14 Whitehall, City of Westminster
91. St Martins Theatre @ West Street, Cambridge Circus, Covent Garden
92. Rudolf Steiner Hall @ 35 Park Road, Marylebone
93. Lupino Lane lived here @ 32 Maida Vale, Maida Vale
94. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
95. Theatre manager haunts his own. @ Theatre Royal, Stratford
96. Actress Lynn Fontanne's Home @ 6 Station Terrace, Snakes Lane, Woodford
97. The Pigalle Club @ 215-217 Piccadilly, St James
98. The Royal Court Theatre @ 50-51 Sloane Square, Kensington
99. Ellen Terry's House and Theatre @ 215 Kings Road, Chelsea
100. The Gielgud Theatre @ Shaftesbury Avenue
101. Alec Guinness born here @ 155 Lauderdale Mansions South, Maida Vale
102. One Sexy Beast @ Green Street
103. Colonel Elliott's Magic Home @ 54 Welbeck Street, London
104. Derek Jacobi lived here @ 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone
105. Sir John Gielgud's birthplace @ 7 Gledhow Gardens, Earl's Court
106. Her Majesty's Theatre @ Haymarket, London
107. Colet Court: Home of Joseph @ Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9JT
108. The Palladium @ Argyll Street, London
109. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London