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Paul's London Fire Brigade's new Headquarters opened on Albert Embankment Earls Court Exhibition Hall completed Daly's Theatre Leicester Square closed Odeon Leicester Square built on the site of the Alhambra Theatre 1938 The LCC introduced its "Green Belt" policy Children's Zoo opened in Regent's Park London Zoo 1939 Morden-Edgware Railway becomes part of the Northern Line Northern Line NE branch extended to East Finchley Addison Road Station renamed Kensington Olympia, but closed from 1940 until 1946 Imperial Airways Terminal in Buckingham Palace Road opened West London Crematorium opened on land adjacent to Kensal Green Cemetery Second World War began Books and maps printed to "War Economy Standard" Sale of Maps restricted to British Subjects, with some requiring a Police Permit 1940 Waterloo and City line City Station renamed Bank Bloomsbury Super Cinema closes 1940 - 1945 London suffered major explosive and fire bomb damage The "Big Blitz", September 1940 - May 1941 Over 10% of inner London houses destroyed, demolished or damaged Almost half the population leaves or is evacuated The "Baby Blitz", January 1944 - March 1945 V1 "doodlebugs", 937 hits, June 1944 - September 1944 V2 Rockets, 164 hits, September 1944 - March 1945 On Tuesday, 27th March 1945, the last V2 to fall on London, at Vallance Road, Stepney, kills 130 people.
In the London Civil Defence Area (roughly equivalent to Greater London now) a total of 29,734 civilians have been killed and 54,268 seriously injured.
Thomas's Hospital opened on Albert Embankment 1872 Great Eastern Railway extended from Bethnal Green to Lower Edmonton Great Northern Railway's Barnet branch opened 1873 Alexandra Palace opened and burns down almost immediately Royal Albert Suspension Bridge opened 1874 Chelsea Embankment opened Victoria Embankment Gardens opened District Railway extended from Earl's Court to Hammersmith Broadway Great Eastern Railway extended to Liverpool Street Holborn Viaduct Station opened Law Courts begun in Strand 1875 Liverpool Street Station opened Metropolitan Railway extended to Liverpool Street Alexandra Palace re-opened 1876 East London Railway extended from Wapping to Bishopsgate Junction Great Eastern Street opened Metropolitan Railway extended to Aldgate Northumberland Avenue opened Royal Aquarium in Westminster opened 1877 Cremorne Gardens closed Metropolitan Board of Works buys Clapham Common to create a public park 1878 Clerkenwell Road opened London, Chatham & Dover's Union Street spur opened South Eastern Railway's connection between Greenwich and Maze Hill finished Cleopatra's Needle erected on the Embankment The Highways and Locomotives Act removes the toll from many turnpike roads 1879 District Railway's extension from Turnham Green to Ealing Broadway opened Metropolitan Extension Railway opened from Swiss Cottage to Willesden 1880 District Railway's line from Earl's Court to Putney Bridge opened Kensington (High Street) Station renamed High Street Kensington Metropolitan Extension Railway opened between Willesden and Harrow Queen's Bench Prison demolished Royal Albert Dock opened 1881 Victoria Tower Gardens laid out Leadenhall Market opened Insect House opened at London Zoo 1882 Law Courts completed Brixton Prison converts to military prisoners only Two bronze sphinxes placed at the base of Cleopatra's Needle Metropolitan Railway extended to Tower Hill South Eastern Railway's extension from West Wickham to Hayes opened 1883 District Railway's Hounslow Barracks branch opened 1884 Circle Line completed as Tower Hill Station opened Tothill Fields Prison demolished Madame Tussaud's Waxworks moves to Marylebone Road 1885 Shadwell Fish Market opened Metropolitan Extension Railway extended from Harrow to Pinner South Eastern Railway's extension from Woodside to South Croydon opened 1886 London, Chatham & Dover's Railway's new bridge opened St.
Paul's Station opened Olympia opened Shaftesbury Avenue opened Construction of Tower Bridge commenced Plaster removed from frontage of Staple Inn, exposing the beams 1887 Charing Cross Road completed Cold Bath Fields House of Correction demolished Spitalfields Market rebuilt Construction of Imperial Institute commenced Metropolitan Extension Railway extended from Pinner to Rickmansworth Somerstown Goods Station opened 1888 The County of London is created from parts of Middlesex, Surrey and Kent London County Council (LCC) formed to replace the Metropolitan Board of Works and given control of, amongst other things, roads, town planning and tramways Shaftesbury Road Station renamed Ravenscourt Park 1889 London & South Western Railway opened from Putney Bridge to Wimbledon Metropolitan Extension Railway extended from Rickmansworth to Chesham Woolwich Ferry starts Clissold Park in Stoke Newington opened Remaining toll roads made free 1890 City & South London Railway opened from King William Street to Stockwell Millbank Penitentiary demolished Horniman Museum opened Vauxhall Park opened Dulwich Park opened 1891 New Scotland Yard opened Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, opened Waterlow Park in Highgate opened Battersea New Cemetery at Morden Surrey opened 1892 Metropolitan Extension Railway extended from Chesham to Aylesbury 1893 Imperial Institute opened Regent Circus renamed Piccadilly Circus and Statue of Eros erected on the Shaftsbury Memorial 1894 Tower Bridge opened St Bride's Foundation Institute Printing School opened 1895 South Eastern Railway's Bexleyheath line to Dartford opened 1896 Hotel Cecil built in the Strand 1897 Tate Gallery opened Blackwall Tunnel opened Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1898 Waterloo & City Line opened Brixton Prison enlarged and returned to civilian use The Tabernacle at the Elephant and Castle, on the site of the burning of the Southwark Martyrs, destroyed by fire 1899 Marylebone Station opened 1900 Central London Railway opened from Shepherd's Bush to Bank City & South London Railway opened between London Bridge and Moorgate and Stockwell and Clapham Common Metropolitan Boroughs formed 1901 Queen Victoria dies Horniman Museum at Forest Hill opened First electric trams begin to run Wigmore Hall opened 1902 Coronation of King Edward VII Thomas Thorneycroft's statue of Boudicca on Westminster Bridge unveiled Greenwich Foot Tunnel opened Holloway Prison converts to female only prisoners London's first Crematorium opened, at Hoop Lane, Golders Green 1903 New Kew Bridge opened First petrol-engined Cab licensed, fare regulated at 8 pence per mile Private Water Companies amalgamated and brought under public control as the Metropolitan Water Board 1904 East Ham becomes a London Borough Great Northern & City Railway between Finsbury Park and Moorgate opened City of London Crematorium, at the existing Manor Park Cemetery, opened Royal Horticultural Society opens its exhibition hall and headquarters at Vincent Square 1905 Aldwych and Kingsway opened New Prince's Theatre opened in East India Dock Road, Poplar - name changed to the Hippodrome some time before 1912 1906 Baker Street and Waterloo railway changes name to Bakerloo Piccadilly Line opened between Finsbury Park and Hammersmith Brompton (Gloucester Road) Station renamed Gloucester Road 1907 Westminster Bridge Station renamed Westminster New Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey, on the site of Newgate prison, opened Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opened from Charing Cross to its two northern termini at Archway and Golders Green Taximeters introduced, Cabs become known as Taxicabs and eventually just Taxis 1908 Central London Railway extended west to Wood Lane 1909 Gower Street Station renamed Euston Square Victoria and Albert Museum opened 1910 King Edward VII dies Mill Hill Park Station renamed Acton Town Aldersgate Street Station renamed Aldersgate London Palladium in Argyll Street opened as a Music Hall Aldwych Club opened First Cinemas opened; the Ritzy in Brixton, the Electric Cinema in Portobello Road and the Electric Pavilion in Holloway Road 1911 Coronation of King George V Festival of Empire held at Crystal Palace Boston Road Station renamed Boston Manor Deptford Road Station renamed Surrey Docks London's first aerodrome, at Hendon, becomes operational Victoria Palace Theatre opened as a variety hall on the site of the Royal Standard Music Hall 1912 Central Line extended from Bank to Liverpool Street Lyon's Corner House on the Strand opened Westminster Central Hall built on the site of the Royal Aquarium 1913 Ambassador's Theatre in West Street WC2 opened Bedford College for Women in Regents Park opened Lea Valley reservoir opened 1914 First World War begins Old GPO building in St.
LCC abolished with some functions transferred to the new Greater London Council (GLC).