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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd September 1941 General de Gaulle forms French government in exile in London.

23rd September 1909 Susan Travers, the only woman to join the French Foreign Legion, was born in London.

23rd September 1814 Work began on the original Southwark bridge by John Rennie.go to related location

George Best lived here



George Best lived here

The former home of George Best and Lady Wilde.

Location: 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London

Description: Legendary Northern Ireland dribbler George Best (22 May 1946 25 November 2005) bought a flat here in 1984 for 55,000, and used it as his London home for the rest of his life.

The former Manchester United footballer could often be found between here and the Phene Arms round the corner.

Lady Jane Francesca Wilde, Oscar Wilde's mother, and a poet and essayist in her own right, was a previous tenant here a century previous.


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George Best lived here

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