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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
31st March 1990 Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
31st March 1978 Wings release London Town album
31st March 1967 Jimi Hendrix first burns a guitar on stage at the Rainbow in Finsbury Park.
31st March 1924 London public transport strike ends
Joseph Hansom lived here
The inventor of the Hansom cab lived here.
Location: 27 Sumner Place, South Kensington, SW7 3NT
Description: This grand 6 bedroom townhouse was the London house of York-born Gothic architect and inventor Joseph Hansom (18031882) between 1873 and 1877.
Hansom invented the Hansom cab and founded the architectural journal The Builder in 1843.
A blue plaque was added to the building in 1980 by Greater London Council.