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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.
This is one of London's best kept garden secrets.
Location: Holland Park, London
Description: To the north-west of what remains of Holland House stands an unexpected Japanese garden, sometimes inhabited by beautiful white peacocks.
The Kyoto Garden, opened during the Japan Festival in 1991, was designed and built by the Kyoto Garden Association and sponsored by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry.