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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Jamie's Naked Chef House
This is where Jamie Oliver filmed his Naked Chef series.
Location: Chequer Street, Old Street, London
Description: This is the house made famous by Jamie Oliver's BBC series The Naked Chef. Jamie Oliver and wife Jules lived in the property for the seminal first series of Naked Chef in 1999 while filming.
For the second series they moved out and the BBC rented the property from the current owners.
Since the Naked Chef the whole property has now been re-vamped and extended to maximise the living space but it still retains its best known features, the kitchen and fabulous spiral staircase.
The home offers the best in state of the art living, comprising of five plasma screens including a waterproof screen in the spa bathroom, fibre optic mood lighting, gym, bespoke kitchen, an integral garage, and solar panels.
The two-bedroom house, on a quiet road between Londons hip Old Street and Clerkenwell, is only five minutes from Jamie Oliver fifteen restaurant.
Each episode started with him coming out of the door, hopping on his scooter, and scooting off down Chequer Street.