The 20th Century and Beyond Dave Watts | December 5, 2011 | City of London Timeline, Latest News | No Comments Tweet 1914 1st World War starts. 1915-18 City suffers bomb damage, initially from Zeppelin airships and later from bomber aircraft. 1922 New Port of London Authority building completed on Trinity Square (pictured above). 1928 Daily Telegraph building opened. 1931 Unilever House and Daily Express building completed. 1939 World War II begins. 1940 First bomb dropped in the city lands on Fore Street. 1940-45 Most of the city totally destroyed or damaged beyond repair. 1954 Archeologists discover the Roman Temple of Mithras near Walbrook. 1959 Mermaid Theatre opens, the first since Shakespearian times. 1960’s Most Livery Company Halls are rebuilt after the war. 1965 Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill takes place at St.Paul’s Cathedral. 1968 John Rennie’s London bridge (1831) sold, dismantled, and re-erected in Arizona,U.S.A 1971 Queenhithe Dock (Saxon) is the last in the city to be demolished. 1975 Moorgate tube disaster,40 people killed. 1976 Museum of London opened. 1981 Royal Wedding at St.Pauls Cathedral, H.R.H Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Europe’s tallest building yet opened by the Queen, Nat West Tower is 600ft high. 1982 Billingsgate Fish Market moves to the Isle of Dogs. Barbican Centre opened. 1983 First Lady Mayor, Lady Donaldson. 1986 New Lloyd’s building opened, No.1 Lime Street is designed by Sir Richard Rogers. Big Bang, Londons financial markets deregulated. 1987/8 Fleet Street’s Newspapers begin moving production to Docklands. 1988 Londons Roman Amphitheatre uncovered under Guildhall Yard. 1990 Ludgate Hill railway arch removed. 1991 Last trades made on the Stock Exchange trading floor (31st January). 1992 I.R.A bomb the Baltic Exchange. 1994 Swiss-Re building (a.k.a The Gherkin) opened. 2004 Stock Exchange moves to Paternoster Square. Temple Bar returns to the city after 126 years away. 2010 One New Change, the first modern Shopping Centre in the city. 2011 Heron Tower completed, the tallest in the city yet. Tweet Related Posts Inside St. Paul’s Cathedral No Comments | Jun 30, 2018 London Pub Crawls 2 Comments | Apr 27, 2018 London Guided Tours 14 Comments | Jul 16, 2023 London Mithraeum No Comments | Jan 7, 2018 About The Author Dave Add a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.