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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Deen City Farm
A great community farm in South London.
Location: 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR
Description: A small city farm with stables and gardens where families can interact with cows, sheep, alpacas, ferrets and other animals. It's a registered charity on National Trust land.
Regular activities include the chance to feed the animals (11am & 2pm daily), ride a pony (Wed 12noon; Sat, Sun 3pm; and more frequently during holidays) and stroke smaller pets like rabbits and guinea pigs (11.30am & 2.30pm daily).
There are lots of educational opportunities here with tours and organised activities.
There's also a gift shop and a café.