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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th July 1957 St James' Theater in London closes
27th July 1942 Born today: Barbara Ferris, London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)
27th July 1694 The Bank of England was established to act as the English Government's banker.
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.