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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London
21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.
21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer
21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London
21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.
21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London
This is Europe's largest urban wetland.
Location: 2 Forest Road, Tottenham
Description: This, opened on October 20th 2017, is Europe's largest urban wetland. It's a 211 hectare home for an abundance of wildlife and rich industrial heritage, on this Thames Water reservoir site.
The area has now been redeveloped and open now to the wider public for the first time in 150 years.
Access includes to the locally-listed Marine Engine House, Visitor Centre and Caf.
A unique swift tower has been added to house nesting swifts and roosting bats, whilst the Grade II-listed Coppermill Tower offers a viewing platform to enjoy sweeping views of the capital.
The site is be openly accessible and free of charge.