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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56
16th January 1759 British Museum opens 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.