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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.
Alexander McQueen's Flat
Home to a legend from the Fashion World
Location: Flat 1, 7 Green Street, Mayfair, London
Description: This is where influential fashion designer Alexander McQueen lived and where he died on 11th Feb 2010. The four time British Designer of the Year, hanged himself in his armoire days after the death of his mother.
The London-born designer started his career as an apprentice in Savile Row with Anderson and Sheppard before going on to work for Gieves and Hawkes. McQueen then won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003 and was also awarded the CBE.