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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 Celebrity-related places to visit in London.



Ahhh, the lure of celebrity has always shone bright in London, even through it's darkest days. Dotted through London's champagne fuelled history are tales of excess and debauchery and our favourites - the tales of celebrities falling from grace.

TOP 10 CELEBRITY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE CELEBRITY SIGHTS:

11. They were in Dire Straits @ 1 Farrer House, Deptford
12. Poirot's London Pad @ Charterhouse Square
13. Lord Lucan's Murder House @ 46 Lower Belgrave Street, London
14. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
15. David Bowie was born here @ 40 Stansfield Road, Brixton, London
16. Vanessa Feltz's Gothic House @ 8 Langford Place, St Johns Wood, London
17. Brinsworth House: Retired Actors @ 72 Staines Road, Twickenham
18. Boris Becker's Sex Cupboard @ Nobu Restaurant, 19 Old Park Lane, London
19. Cafe de Paris @ 4 Coventry Street, Piccadilly
20. Bow Street Magistrates Court @ Bow Street, Covent Garden, London
21. Margaret Rutherford lived Here @ 4 Berkeley Place, Wimbledon
22. One Sexy Beast @ Green Street
23. The Tower House @ 29 Melbury Road, Kensington, London
24. Rolling Stones discovered Here @ De Hems, Soho, 11 Macclesfield Street
25. Home to Keith Moon @ Tara House, Saint Annes Hill
26. The school for Brats @ 60 The Crescent
27. Syd 'Floyd' Barrett lived here @ 2 Earlham Street, Soho, London
28. The Old Mercury Theatre @ Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill Gate, London
29. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
30. Eaglesfield's Famous Comedy Son @ Red Lion Lane
31. Cook, Lennon and Dinner Parties @ 17 Church Row
32. Home to Ava Gardner @ Ennismore Gardens, Kensington
33. Elizabeth Taylor was born here. @ 8 Wildwood Road, Hampstead
34. Tulse Hill School to the stars @ Tulse Hill School, Lambeth
35. Lord Lucan's Home @ 72a Elizabeth Street
36. Jimmy White started here @ 2a Lynwood Road, Tooting Bec, London
37. The Rolling Stones lived here @ 102 Edith Grove, Chelsea, London
38. The Museum Tavern @ 49 Great Russell Street
39. The Buckstone Club @ Theatre Royal Haymarket,
40. Oasis... in Berwick Street @ Berwick Street, Soho
41. Oldest house in the City @ 41/42 Cloth Fair, London
42. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
43. The Langham Hotel @ 1C Portland Place, Regent Street, London
44. The Hand & Racquet @ 48 Whitcomb Street
45. Elton John was born here @ 55 Pinner Hill Road, Pinner, Middlesex
46. A Monty Python Pad @ Southwood Lane, Highgate
47. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
48. The Big Brother House @ Shenley Road, Borehamwood
49. Cooper always won them over @ Forest Road, Walthamstow
50. Home to a Layer Cake @ 7 Queen's Gate Mews, Kensington
51. Bob Hope was born here @ 44 Craigton Road, Eltham
52. The Spencer Arms @ 237 Lower Richmond Road
53. Home to the Nemperor @ 3 Hill Street, Mayfair
54. Wood Green Empire @ High Road, Wood Green, London
55. Rolling Stones Row @ 103 Cheyne Walk
56. Boujis, Royal Nightclub @ 43 Thurloe Street, Chelsea, London
57. Marylebone Registry Office @ Marylebone Road
58. Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost @ 18 Suffolk Street
59. The Turkish Beatles @ 28 Winchester Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, Mi
60. The Butcher Sessions @ 1 The Vale, King's Road
61. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
62. Legendary Soho Eaterie In Flames @ Chez Victor, 45 Wardour Street
63. Ringo Drinks A Pint @ 28 Winchester Road
64. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
65. Langan's Restaurant @ Stratton Street, Piccadilly
66. Scene of the Fish Slapping Dance @ Teddington Lock, London
67. A Comic Legends resting place @ Kew Meadow Path, Richmond
68. Lawrence Olivier's Lovepad @ 4 Christchurch Street, Chelsea, London
69. Beatles first no.1 written here @ 57 Wimpole Street, London
70. Julie's Restaurant @ 135 Portland Road, Holland Park, London
71. Crazier than Phil Spector? @ 304 Holloway Road, Islington, London
72. Abbey Road Studios @ 3 Abbey Road, St Johns Wood
73. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
74. Bagnigge House @ 61-63 Kings Cross Road
75. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
76. Home to Beatlemania @ 13 Monmouth Street
77. Stephen Fry is Paramount @ Tottenham Court Road
78. Les Ambassadeurs @ 5 Hamilton Place
79. Quadrophenia Party House @ Clarendon Gardens, Wembley, London
80. The Cleveland Street Sex Scandal @ 19 Cleveland Street, London
81. Punch Drunk Guy @ 41 Farm Street, Mayfair
82. Monty Python's first Curry @ 98 Fleet Road, Hampstead
83. The Holborn Restaurant @ 129 Kingsway, Holborn
84. Steve Davis started here @ 71 Kirkham Street, Plumstead, London
85. Famous Rock Lips Born Here @ 147 Brent Lane
86. A Tall Guy in a Brit Comedy @ 60 Hawley Road
87. Not Queer, Not Jewish @ 7 Duke Street
88. Ministry of Silly Walks @ Thorpebank Road, Hammersmith, London
89. The Mayfair Hotel @ Stratton Street, Mayfair
90. Jessica Tandy was born here @ 58a Geldeston Road, Hackney
91. ITV's Spiritual Home @ Upper Ground
92. The Flask @ 14 Flask Walk, Hampstead
93. History of Claridges @ Brook Street, Mayfair, London
94. A Bleak Childhood Home @ 14 Urlwin Street, off Camberwell Road
95. Lillie Langtry's Love Pad @ 37 Ovington Square, Knightsbridge
96. Roger Moore was born here @ 37-39 Jeffreys Road, Stockwell
97. Miller's Residence @ 111a Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London
98. Ashley Cole's The Collection @ 264 Brompton Road, London
99. Forest School @ College Place, Snaresbrook, London
100. Tommy's 1st BBC Audition @ 25 Marylebone Road
101. Queen's Speech Racy Clinic @ 33 Portland Place
102. Elstree's The Red Lion @ 213 Shenley Road, Borehamwood
103. Club for Matisse @ 69 Dean Street, Soho, London
104. The Queens...for bangers @ 49 Regents Park Road
105. Home to Hattie Jacques @ 7 Oxford Road
106. David Beckham grew up here @ 150 Norman Road, Leytonstone
107. Russian Emperor Alexander I @ Reed House, Piccadilly, London
108. Southwark Cathedral @ London Bridge
109. A Beatle gets Busted @ 34 Montagu Square, Marylebone
110. Ipcress File Employment Agency @ 30 Grosvenor Gardens