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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st July 2005 Minor explosions across london in second bomb plot.

21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.go to related location

21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London

21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.go to related location

21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London

21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)

Henry VIII's tennis court



Henry VIII's tennis court

The court Henry VIII built and used to play Tennis on.

Location: Hampton Court Gardens, London

Description: Tennis was played on this site by Henry VIII from 1528 who built it for his racquet-less version. As a young, handsome, athletic man Henry was passionately addicted to sport, and particularly to tennis.

Henry played a gloved version and legend has it that he heard of the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn as he played tennis at Hampton Court Palace.

Since the end of the 17th century the court has undergone little alteration.

The court is the oldest tennis court in use in the world; and the only one in Great Britain which the public are admitted (April-October) to see and, if play is in progress, to watch tennis being played.

Tagged in this Tour: The London Tennis Tour

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Henry VIII's tennis court

The court Henry VIII built and used to play Tennis on.


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