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TOUR OF THE MONTH
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.
Pretty Pricey Digs
For two years running, Britain's costliest address is in London
Location: Chester Square, Belgravia, SW1W
Description: 'Chester Square' in Belgravia has been named the most expensive address in the country for the second year running (Mar 2010).
According to the Land Registry's sales data, the average property price is 6.596 million pounds.
The square, where a home was recently sold to HSBC boss Michael Geoghegan for 10 million pounds, is made up of stucco-fronted houses, most of which are terraced.
Residents past and present include Margaret Thatcher, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Roman Abramovich and his partner Daria Zhukova.