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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 Church-related places to visit in London.



London is littered with thousands of churches each with their own stories from their parish, of celebrations of lives, births, marriages, christenings, and obviously more macabre tales and doings...

TOP 10 CHURCH RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE CHURCH SIGHTS:

11. The Newborn Baby Sculpture @ St Martin the Fields, Westminster, London
12. St Brides Wedding Cake @ Fleet Street, London
13. St Patrick's Church and Tunnels @ 21a Soho Square, London
14. Oldest Catholic Church in London @ St Ethelredas, Ely Place, Holborn
15. The Ship Tavern @ 12 Gate Street, London
16. St Giles Church Ghost @ St Giles Churchyard Passageway
17. The Walthamstow Lighthouse @ Lighthouse Methodist Church, 120 Markhouse Road,
18. London's smallest church @ Iverna Gardens, Kensington
19. Oldest Church in London? @ St Peter on Cornhill, Cornhill, London
20. St James Church @ Clerkenwell Close
21. Ben Jonson is Still Standing @ Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London
22. St. Giles Cripplegate Church @ Fore Street
23. St Dunstan in the East Gardens @ St Dunstan's Hill, Off Roehampton Lane, London
24. St Marylebone Church @ Marylebone Road
25. Gypsy Smith Memorial @ North Walthamstow, Hale End
26. Chingford Mount Cemetary @ Old Church Road, Chingford
27. The Last Hanged Forger @ Saint Laurence Church, Cowley, Middlesex
28. Little Welsh Chapel.... @ Eastcastle Street
29. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
30. Mummified Remains at St James @ Church of St James, Garlickhythe in Upper Thames
31. A Right Royal Guest List @ Westminster Abbey
32. St Margarets and Captain Cook @ Abbey Road, Barking
33. Notre Dame de France @ 5 Leicester Place, Leicester Square
34. Ghost of Alice Hackney @ St Mary at Hill Church, Lovat Lane, London
35. Southwark Cathedral @ London Bridge
36. St Nicholas' Church @ Deptford Green, London
37. Lily among the weeds @ Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico
38. Hogarth's Southwark Fair @ Borough High Street, Southwark
39. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
40. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
41. The Royal Exchange @ Cornhill, London
42. St Paul's Cathedral @ The Chapter House, St Paul's Churchyard, London
43. History of St Sepulchre Church @ Church of St Sepulchre, London
44. St Luke's & Christ Church @ Sydney Street, Kensington, London
45. St Botolph's Church Aldgate @ St Botolph's Aldgate, London
46. Christ Church Tower @ Newgate Street, London
47. A Pyramid in Limehouse @ 5 Newell Street, Limehouse
48. Caroline Gardens Chapel @ Asylum Road, Peckham
49. New West End Synagogue @ St Petersburgh Place, Bayswater, London
50. St Matthias Church @ 113 Poplar High St, Tower Hamlets
51. St Johns Church @ 18 Larcom Street, Walworth, London
52. Stars & Stripes Spire @ Christ Church and Upton, 1a Kennington Road, Lon
53. The Cardinal @ 23 Francis Street, Westminster
54. St James Church @ 197 Piccadilly, London
55. St Barnabas Preaching Riots @ St Barnabas Street, Pimlico
56. St John's Wood Church @ Lord's Roundabout, St John's Wood
57. Michael Caine's Perfect Robot @ 54 Camberwell Road
58. Merton Priory @ Merantun Way, Merton
59. The Whispering Gallery @ St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster
60. The Rainbow Theatre @ Isledon Road, Finsbury Park
61. Temple Church @ Temple, London
62. Watching for Bodysnatchers @ St Marys Church, Wanstead
63. London's oldest parish church @ West Smithfield, London
64. Torrigiano's Henry VII tomb @ Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London
65. Oldest Synagogue in England @ 2 Henage Lane, London
66. St Mary Aldermary @ Watling Street
67. St Magnus the Martyr @ Lower Thames Street, London
68. Choirboy Laurence Olivier @ St George's Square, Lupus Street, Pimlico
69. A History of differing Worship @ Clydesdale Road
70. Kilburn becomes Manhattan @ Kilburn Park Road
71. Vicar Haunting the Sanctuary @ Church of St Sepulchre, London
72. Whitechapel Bell Foundry @ 34 Whitechapel Road, London
73. Hawksmoor's St George's Church @ Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury
74. Butterfield's Gothic All Saints @ Margaret Street, London
75. A Famous Artistic Church @ Battersea Church Road, Battersea
76. The Holy Trinity and Clowns @ Beechwood Road, Dalston
77. St George in the East @ Cannon Street Road, London
78. White Chapel & Altab Ali Park @ Adler Street, Tower Hamlets, London
79. Atonement at St. John's @ St. John's, Smith Square
80. The Museum of Garden History @ Lambeth Palace Road, London
81. Four Minute Mile in 18th Century @ Hackney Road, Shoreditch
82. St Lawrence Jewry @ Gresham Street
83. London Sculpture Comes Home @ 8 Hart Street, City of London
84. St Mary's Church @ High Street, Putney
85. The Actors' Church @ Bedford Street, Covent Garden
86. The Union Chapel @ Compton Avenue, Islington
87. Rugby Was Born Here @ St Clement Danes Church, Strand
88. Religious Phrase With A Twist @ Westminster Abbey