City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
BBC Heritage Trail
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Erected by The BBC.
Location. 51° 30.787′ N, 0° 7.029′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Aldwych and Kingsway, on the right when traveling east on Aldwych. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Aldwych, City of Westminster, England WC2B 4LL, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Young (within shouting distance of this marker); Ivor Novello (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Gaiety Theatre (about 180 meters away); Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding (about 210 meters away); W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage (about 240 meters away); The Wellington (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Essex Street (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The George (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Bush House (Wikipedia). "Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London....Now part of the Strand Campus of King's College London, (Submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.)
2. Bush House (BBC). "Following an international trade slump, and the retreat of companies from London because of World War Two, Bush House needed tenants. When the Empire Service (as BBC World Service was formerly known) was bombed out of its original home at 200 Oxford Street, Bush House, with its large offices and expansive landings was a potential candidate. European services were re-located there in 1940, and BBC overseas services arrived in the late 1950s....Over the years all the BBC's foreign language services gradually invaded Bush House, penetrating each wing in turn. The services have broadcast events that have changed and shaped the world. De Gaulle's broadcasts to the Free French (some originating from Broadcasting House), famous speeches by Churchill, Hungary's desperate call for help as Russian tanks rolled into Budapest, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the genocide in Rwanda, the war in Kosova, and 9/11 are just a few." (Submitted on December 8, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.