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23rd July

1934: 'London Riviera' opens on the Thames
Complete with deck-chairs, sandcastles and rowing boats for hire, a manmade beach was officially opened on the banks of the river Thames in central London.

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  2. 1900: 'Twopenny Tube' opens to the public
  3. 1985: Tube smoking ban expanded to stations
  4. 1981: BR's tilting train arrives in London
  5. 1970: motorway opens in west London
  6. 1947: 32 killed in South Croydon train crash
  7. 1985: Gas explosion in Putney kills 8
  8. 1966: Guinness heir killed in car accident
  9. 1975: 43 killed in Moorgate rush-hour Tube crash
  10. 1913: Suffragettes jailed for Kew Gardens blaze