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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 Art-related places to visit in London.



From Hogarth's bawdy depictions of London slime to fine art and views of the Thames, London's always said cheese to every warts and all snapshot smiled for. Many great artists have spent some time in London, and many great works still exist. Be creative.

TOP 10 ART RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE ART SIGHTS:

11. Old Slaughter's Coffee House @ 77 St Martins Lane, London
12. Girl with a Dolphin @ North East side of Tower Bridge
13. John Sargent's Studio @ 33 Tite Street, Chelsea, London
14. Sarum Chase and Cruella de Vil @ 23 West Heath Road, Hampstead
15. Elizabeth Taylor was born here. @ 8 Wildwood Road, Hampstead
16. Banksy's Tesco Pledge @ Essex Road, Islington, London
17. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
18. Birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock @ 517 High Road, Leytonstone, London
19. Wellcome to Bleigiessen @ 215 Euston Road, London
20. Ardizzone's home of Inspiration @ 130 Elgin Avenue, Westminster
21. The Roundhouse @ Chalk Farm Road, London
22. Painter Harold Knight lived here @ 16 Langford Place, St Johns Wood, London
23. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
24. Saucy Postcarder McGill's House @ 5 Bennett Park, Blackheath, London
25. Langan's Restaurant @ Stratton Street, Piccadilly
26. A Loo that's a work of Art @ Anne's Gardens, Wardour Street
27. The Fitzrovia Mural @ Whitfield Gardens, Fitzrovia, London
28. George Romney's House @ 5 Holly Bush Hill, Hampstead
29. Banksy Brick Vent Radio @ Gillett Square, Dalston, London
30. Banksy's Bullet Proof Cherub @ Old Street, London
31. Vincent Van Gogh lived here @ 87 Hackford Road, Lambeth, London
32. Bellefields Road Mural 1 @ Bellefields Road
33. Riders of the Apocalypse @ Sanford Street, Cold Blow Lane, Lewisham, London
34. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
35. Sculptor Epstein lived here @ 50 Baldwins Hill, Loughton, Essex
36. Banksy Blur Crazy Beat @ Stoke Newington Church Street, London
37. The Bermondsey Tank @ Mandela Way, Bermondsey, London
38. Francis Bacon's Drug Bust @ 80 Narrow Street, Limehouse
39. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London
40. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
41. Artist Walter Sickert lived here @ 6 Mornington Crescent, Camden, London
42. One Nation under CCTV @ Newman Street, London
43. Banksy Up the Wall @ Pollard Street, Bethnal Green, London
44. Rubens Dartboard @ Denham Court, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Bucks
45. London Orphan Asylum @ Lower Clapton Road, London
46. Art with a Global Perspective @ 2a Fortis Green
47. Hogarth's House @ Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, Chiswick
48. The Black Friar @ 174 Queen Victoria Street
49. Sergeant Pepper Covered @ 4 Chelsea Manor Studios, 1 Flood Street, Chelsea
50. Miller's Residence @ 111a Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London
51. Bridge That Curls Up Into a Ball @ Paddington Basin, London
52. King of Gadgets lived+died here @ 25 Southwood Avenue, Highgate, London
53. Mauleverer Road Mural @ Mauleverer Road
54. Notre Dame de France @ 5 Leicester Place, Leicester Square
55. Mad Jack Fuller died here @ 36 Devonshire Place, London
56. Salvador Dali in his Diving Suit @ 5 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly
57. The Painter Of Light @ 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
58. Thomas Rowlandson's studio @ 16 John Adam Street, Adelphi, London
59. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
60. Rossetti's Chelsea Menagerie @ 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
61. Quantum Cloud @ Greenwich Peninsula, London
62. Hogarth's Southwark Fair @ Borough High Street, Southwark
63. Time to get Trolleyed @ 73A Redchurch Street, Old Street
64. The Cable Street Mural @ 236 Cable Street, London
65. The Spirit of Soho @ Broadwick Street, Soho, London
66. Banksy's Poundland @ 12-14 High Road, Wood Green
67. Hackney Peace Carnival Mural @ Dalston Lane, London
68. Stockwell Park Walk @ Nr Brixton Academy
69. The Mayor Gallery @ 22A Cork Street, Mayfair
70. Art, Ethics and Chilled Music @ Richmond Road, Dalston
71. Queen Vic's Hubby Hall @ Kensington Gore
72. Little Holland House @ 40 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton, London
73. Leighton House & Arab Hall @ Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
74. Artist Millais Lived & Died here @ 2 Palace Gate, Kensington, London
75. Tate Britain, Sugar & Prison! @ Millbank, London
76. Splash Mural @ Glenelg Road
77. Adventures in Slade Gardens @ Nr Lorn Road
78. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
79. Whistler's Half-Sister @ 62 Sloane Street
80. Caroline Gardens Chapel @ Asylum Road, Peckham
81. Artist Piet Mondrian's House @ 60 Parkhill Road, Hampstead
82. A View From Beak Street @ Beak Street
83. Harrow College of Art @ Brookshill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex
84. Nuclear Dawn Mural @ Coldharbour Lane
85. Food drenched in historical Art @ 41 Beak Street
86. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
87. Antonio Canaletto lived here @ 41 Beak Street, Soho
88. Brixton Train Station Murals @ 32 Brixton Station Road
89. Rembrandt's House @ 28 Mallord Street, Chelsea
90. The Colony Room @ 41 Dean Street, Soho, London
91. The Princess Louise @ 208-209 High Holborn, London
92. The Beeb rocks Out! @ 2-22 Portland Place
93. The Estorick Collection @ 39a Canonbury Square, Islington, London
94. The Poets Circle @ The British Library, St Pancras, London
95. Thomas H. Shepherd lived here @ 26 Batchelor Street, Islington
96. Alphabet Street @ Middlesex Street, Aldgate
97. The National Gallery @ Trafalgar Square
98. London Glassblowing Company @ 66-66 Bermondsey Street
99. Colosseum of Regent Park @ Cambridge Gate, Regent's Park, London
100. Joseph-Rene Bellot's Obelisk @ Riverside Walk, Greenwich, London
101. Cool Sign...Rubbish Sign? @ Southbank
102. William Morris' Birthplace @ Elm House, 341/343 Forest Road, Walthamstow
103. Bellefield Road Mural 2 @ Bellefield Road
104. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
105. What Are You Looking At? @ Marble Arch subway, London
106. Madame Goldschmidt lived here @ 189 Old Brompton Road
107. Arty Langthorne Park @ Birch Grove, Leyton
108. Dulwich Picture Gallery @ Gallery Road, Dulwich, London
109. Ophelia's River @ off Church Road
110. Charles Pugin's House & Studios @ 106 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London