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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd February 1983 Actress Emily Blunt was born in London.

23rd February 1982 Michael Frayn's Noises Off, premieres in London

23rd February 1981 Princess Diana moves out of her flat ahead of her announcement the following day.

23rd February 1973 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

23rd February 1950 Born today: Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)

23rd February 1945 2nd Dutch govt of Gerbrandy forms in London

23rd February 1918 Magician Chung Ling Soo's Catch the Bullet With Your Teeth goes wrong and he is killed on stage.

23rd February 1910 George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, premieres in London

23rd February 1895 Born today: Richard Goolden, London England, actor (School for Husbands)

23rd February 1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad

23rd February 1817 Born today: George Watts, London, painter

23rd February 1792 Artist Sir Joshua Reynolds died in his house in Leicester Fields, London.

23rd February 1776 Born today: John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)

23rd February 1633 Born today: Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

Top Architecture-related places to visit in London.



The biggest cities always attract great architects and collect inspirational and bizarre buildings. From St Paul's to the Docklands, from converted behemoths to strange constructions and beyond there's been a variety of fascinating creations hogging our s

TOP 10 ARCHITECTURE RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE ARCHITECTURE SIGHTS:

11. Vanessa Feltz's Gothic House @ 8 Langford Place, St Johns Wood, London
12. Syon House & Gosford Park @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
13. The Thin House @ Thurloe Square, Knightsbridge, London
14. Zimbabwe House: Falling Penis @ Zimbabwe House, 429 Strand,
15. The Tower House @ 29 Melbury Road, Kensington, London
16. St Paul's Studios @ 135-149 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London
17. Nourish and Flourish @ Standen Road, Southfields, London
18. Joe's Palace Filmed Here @ Langley Park, Iver, Buckinghamshire
19. The Gherkin @ 30 St Mary Axe
20. Gracie Fields lived here @ 20 Frognal Way, Hampstead, London
21. Berezovsky's Stanley House @ Stanley House, Chelsea, London
22. Sarum Chase and Cruella de Vil @ 23 West Heath Road, Hampstead
23. Harcourt House's Odd Duke @ Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, London
24. Site of Durham House @ Durham House Street, Strand, London
25. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
26. Westminster Abbey @ Dean's Yard, Westminster
27. The Church of the Good Shepherd @ Upper Clapton, London
28. Oldest house in the City @ 41/42 Cloth Fair, London
29. The Langham Hotel @ 1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London
30. The Devils of Cornhill @ St Peter upon Cornhill, Gracechurch Street, Lond
31. Tom Bata's Shoe Factory @ East Tilbury
32. Wellcome to Bleigiessen @ 215 Euston Road, London
33. Porchester Hall and Mr Creosote @ 45 Porchester Road, Bayswater, London
34. The Skinny House @ Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
35. Charlton House: Lusty Ghost @ Charlton Road, Charlton, London
36. Rolling Stones Row @ 103 Cheyne Walk
37. Goldfinger's Balfron Tower @ St. Leonard's Road, Tower Hamlets, London
38. Marc Bolan & Alan Warren's Home @ Somerset House 79-81, Lexham Gardens
39. Porchester Spa @ Porchester Centre, Queensway
40. The Walthamstow Lighthouse @ Lighthouse Methodist Church, 120 Markhouse Road,
41. Bromley Hall @ 43 Gillender Street, London
42. Fulham's Craven Cottage @ Stevenage Road, Fulham
43. The Ivory House @ St Katherines Dock, Tower Hamlets, London
44. Southern Tunnel House @ Blackwall Tunnel Approach, North Greenwich
45. David Adjaye's Lost House @ 9 Crinan Street, Kings Cross, London
46. London's smallest church @ Iverna Gardens, Kensington
47. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
48. Spend a Night as a Kray @ 28 Bow Street
49. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
50. Number 1 Poultry @ 1 Poultry, London
51. Woolwich Town Hall @ Wellington Street, Woolwich
52. East London's Oldest House @ 2 - 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney
53. The EMD Cinema @ Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London
54. Marc Bolan's Fulham Home @ Holmead Road
55. The Cheesegrater @ 122 Leadenhall, London
56. Eltham Palace Bridge @ Court Yard, Eltham Palace, Eltham
57. Witanhurst House @ Highgate West Hill, Highgate
58. London's Oldest Terraced Houses @ 52-55 Newington Green
59. Tower 42 and Guide to the Galaxy @ 25 Old Broad Street
60. Big Ben.... @ Westminster
61. London Bridge Alcoves @ Approach Road, Victoria Park, Hackney Wick
62. A Stadium with a View @ Craven Cottage, Stevanage Road
63. Dame Alice Owen's School @ Owen Street, Islington
64. The Ancient House @ Walthamstow Village, London
65. The Mayfair Hotel @ Stratton Street, Mayfair
66. Rubens Dartboard @ Denham Court, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Bucks
67. Sir Robert Wigram lived here @ Walthamstow House, London
68. London Orphan Asylum @ Lower Clapton Road, London
69. Gaiety Theatre & Marconi House @ Citibank House, 336/337 Strand, London
70. Mark Kermode's Favourite @ 52 High Road, East Finchley
71. The Shard @ 32 London Bridge
72. The Shoreditch Stilts Signal Box @ Pedley Street, Shoreditch, London
73. Queen's Speech Racy Clinic @ 33 Portland Place
74. Monkey Gargoyle @ Chiltern Street
75. Number One, London @ Apsley House
76. William Beckford born here @ 22 Soho Square, London
77. BA London Eye @ Thames Path - Southside
78. The Globe Theatre @ 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
79. Tower Hill @ Nr Tower Hill Tube Station
80. Leavesden Warner Bros Studios @ Essex Lane, Leavesden, Watford
81. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
82. The Builders Arms and Tunnel @ 13 Britten Street, Chelsea
83. Bridge That Curls Up Into a Ball @ Paddington Basin, London
84. Floral Street Helix Bridge @ Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
85. The Real Cockney Boys @ Boleyn Ground, Green Street, Upton Park
86. Strawberry Hill House @ 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
87. The Circle of Lebanon @ Egyptian Avenue, Highgate Cemetary, Highgate
88. Buckingham Palace @ 13 Buckingham Palace Road
89. London's most hidden Pub? @ 1 Ely Court, Farringdon
90. Dirty House @ Whitby Street, Shoreditch, London
91. London Bridge @ London Bridge, Southwark, London
92. Black Cat & Greater London House @ Hampstead Road London
93. Brixton Windmill @ Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, London
94. Tower Bridge @ Tower Bridge Road, Southwark
95. Olympics 2012: Handball Arena @ Waterden Road, Olympic Park, Stratford
96. Five Fields becomes One @ Belgrave Square
97. A unique Victorian Townhouse @ 18 Stafford Terrace
98. Edward III's House @ Bermondsey Wall East
99. The Blue House @ Garner Street, Haggerston, London
100. St Paul's Cathedral @ The Chapter House, St Paul's Churchyard, London
101. Scottish Castle in London @ Green Lanes, Stoke Newington
102. John Profumo's Townhouse @ 3 Chester Terrace, Regent's Park
103. Kensington Palace @ Palace Avenue, Kensington
104. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
105. The Walkie Talkie @ 20 Fenchurch Street
106. Mary Ward House: Nancy School @ Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London
107. Christ Church Tower @ Newgate Street, London
108. Tate Britain, Sugar & Prison! @ Millbank, London
109. Queen Vic's Hubby Hall @ Kensington Gore
110. Coalhouse Fort @ Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury