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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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.