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J. L. Toole born

New market hall opens in Covent Garden


1 Aug - King William IV and Queen Adelaide [who came to the Throne in 1830], open the new `Rennie` designed` London Bridge, and demolition begins on the Old Bridge!

King's College, on the Strand, opens

Royal Beulah Spa, at Norwood, opens

Lowther Arcade (sited at current 440 Strand) opens

Garrick Club founded at 35 King Street

Exeter Hall opens at 372 Strand


New Strand Theatre Built

The Reform Act

Cholera epidemic

Edward Cross's menagerie relocated to site south of river (currently Penton Place) then sold to Surrey Literary, Scientific and Zoological Institution

Grounds of Cremorne House used as sports stadium

Bermondsey Leather Market built at junction of Weston Street and Leathermarket Street

Carlton Club founded


First Factory Act passed.

Edmund Kean dies

Clarkson's Wiggs established

Madame Tussaud's waxworks exhibited in former Horse Bazaar, Gray's Inn Road

London Fire Establishment, first professional bridage, formed; paid for by insurance companies

Kensal Green Cemetery opens

Hungerford Market re-opens

Riot at Coldbath Fields


Lyceum Theatre, Wellington Street, London Built

Houses of Parliament destroyed by fire

Protests at deportation of Tolpuddle Martyrs

Royal Institute of British Architects first meets

Charing Cross Hospital built

North London Hospital (later University College Hospital) opens

Hansom cab patented

Duke of York monument in Waterloo Place unveiled

New Lyceum Theatre opens


Madame Tussauds waxworks establish themselves in Baker Street

St James's Theatre opens


Deptford - Croydon Canal closes

London & Greenwich railway opens, between London Bridge and Deptford

Islington Cattle Market opens off Essex Road

University of London founded

Reform Club founded


Accession of Queen Victoria

London & Birmingham Railway opens its station at Euston Square

West Norwood Cemetery opens

Hippodrome racecourse opens in Ladbroke Grove


Robert Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's Brother, born

Henry Irving born

The Cists present their first petition

National Gallery opens in Trafalgar Square

Great Western Railway between Paddington (off Bishop's Bridge Road) and Maidenhead, opens

London & Southampton Railway between Nine Elms, Vauxhall, and Woking, opens


Arthur Lloyd born

G.W Hunt born

Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street, Glasgow, built

Highgate Cemetery opens

London & Croydon Railway, from Corbett's Lane to Croydon, opens

Eastern Counties Railway, from Mile End to Romford, opens

Abner Doubleday credited for inventing the game of Baseball

Charles Darwin publishes his journal of research on his five year exploration aboard the Beagle

Henley Regatta contested for first time

First Grand National run

Charles Goodyear patents Vulcanised Rubber

The first self propelled bicycle is built by Scottish inventor Kirkpatrick Macmillan

First successful form of photography invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre of France

1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910


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