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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens



Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens

It was here that Mozart played at a benefit concert aged just 9.

Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

Description: Here in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are the Ranelagh Gardens, two hundreds years ago this was THE place to have afternoon tea.

For a fee anyone could stroll around the gardens, listen to live music, enjoy the spectacular rotunda, ornamental lake and Chinese Pavilion.

Here on June 29th 1765 the 9 year old Wolfgang Mozart performed his own compositions on the harpsichord and organ for a benefit concert in aid of a newly established maternity hospital.

Now the site of the annual Chelsea Flower Show.


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Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens

It was here that Mozart played at a benefit concert aged just 9.


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