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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Architecture Not To Be Missed
One of London's finest examples of neo-Palladian architecture
Location: Burlington Lane, Chiswick, W4 2RP
Description: Chiswick House and Gardens is England's first and one of the finest examples of neo-Palladian architecture set in a beautiful 65-acre estate in West London.
Considered to be the birthplace of the English landscape movement and a major environmental and recreational resource, Chiswick House and Gardens receive over 1 million visits every year.
And with a major regeneration project being developed to restore and revive the Gardens as well as renewing facilities and infrastructure - this wonderful place can only get better.