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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
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.