In 1952, Albert Gunter was driving the number 78 bus across Tower Bridge when the bascules started to rise.
He accelerated and propelled the bus across the widening gap, landing upright on the other side.
It was completed in 1677 and stands 202 ft high - which is also the same distance from the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire is said to have started.
Tucked inside Somerset House is the Courtauld Gallery, where you'll find one of the world's greatest collections of Impressionist art.
With the regular trains and public transport links, travelling to London with the family has never been easier.
Why not take a trip to Buckingham Palace to enjoy the splendid exterior or sample the unbeatable panoramic views of the entire city, with a trip on the London Eye.
The bibliography at the end provides references to more detailed and comprehensive sources.
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