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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 Cinema-related places to visit in London.



A lot of theatres in London have closed over the years, but many have been converted, improved, changed, or been replaced altogether. This is a catalogue of film related events in the capital.

TOP 10 CINEMA RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE CINEMA SIGHTS:

11. Charlie Chaplin's birthplace @ East Street, Kennington, London
12. About A Boy in Mayfair @ 8 Hanway Place, Mayfair
13. Actor Boris Karloff born here @ 36 Forest Hill Rd, East Dulwich
14. The Lolita House @ Highburgh House, Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross
15. Bernard Bresslaw died here. @ Dressing Rooms, Open Air Theatre, Regents Park
16. Kenneth Connor lived here @ The Squirrels, South Hill Avenue, Harrow
17. The Repton Boys Club Shooting @ Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green, London
18. Monty Python's Flying Circus @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London
19. Hattie Jacques House @ 67 Eardley Crescent, Earls Court, London
20. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
21. Monty Python Studios @ 68a Delancey Street, Camden
22. Syon House & Gosford Park @ Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex
23. The Fat Boy of Peckham @ Colegrove Road, Peckham, London
24. Margaret Rutherford lived Here @ 4 Berkeley Place, Wimbledon
25. Will Hay Lived Here @ 45 The Chase, Norbury
26. One Sexy Beast @ Green Street
27. Hellraiser...in North London @ 187 Dollis Hill Lane
28. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
29. Peter Sellers lived here @ 10 Muswell Hill Road, Muswell Hill, London
30. Gracie Fields lived here @ 20 Frognal Way, Hampstead, London
31. Sarum Chase and Cruella de Vil @ 23 West Heath Road, Hampstead
32. Home to Ava Gardner @ Ennismore Gardens, Kensington
33. Elizabeth Taylor was born here. @ 8 Wildwood Road, Hampstead
34. Globe Pub...Bridget Jones... @ 8 Bedale St
35. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
36. Charlie Chaplin lived here @ 39 Methley Street, Kennington
37. Ingrid Bergman lived/died here @ Flat 4, 9 Cheyne Gardens, Chelsea
38. Birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock @ 517 High Road, Leytonstone, London
39. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
40. Bertorelli's... Sliding Doors @ 19 Charlotte Street
41. Monty Python's Maritime sketch @ 71 Fenchurch Street, London
42. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
43. Home to a Layer Cake @ 7 Queen's Gate Mews, Kensington
44. Wood Street Film Studio @ 245 Wood Street, Walthamstow, London
45. Mulberry House and Poitier @ 226 Cable Street, Tower Hamlets
46. The Salisbury Hotel...Chaplin @ 1 Grand Parade, Green Lanes
47. Dirk Bogarde's Party House @ 44 Chester Square, Belgravia
48. John Wayne smashed up this pub! @ 10-12 Leadenhall Market
49. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
50. Hanwell Community Centre @ Westcott Crescent, London
51. The Turkish Beatles @ 28 Winchester Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, Mi
52. Australia House & Harry Potter @ Strand
53. Lawrence Olivier's Lovepad @ 4 Christchurch Street, Chelsea, London
54. Koko London @ 1A Camden High Street, Camden, London
55. Harry Potter's Diagon Alley @ Cecil Court
56. Quadrophenia....at the cafe @ 4-8 Essex Road
57. Quadrophenia Party House @ Clarendon Gardens, Wembley, London
58. Les Ambassadeurs @ 5 Hamilton Place
59. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
60. The Troubadour @ 263-7 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court
61. Kenneth Williams was born here @ 11 Bingfield Street, Islington, London
62. Kenneth Williams' Barber Shop @ 57 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London
63. The EMD Cinema @ Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London
64. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
65. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
66. A Tall Guy in a Brit Comedy @ 60 Hawley Road
67. Ruislip Lido: Young Ones! @ Reservoir Road, Ruislip
68. The Harry Potter Bridge @ Lambeth Bridge Road
69. A Bleak Childhood Home @ 14 Urlwin Street, off Camberwell Road
70. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
71. Jessica Tandy was born here @ 58a Geldeston Road, Hackney
72. A RocknRolla in Tower Hill @ Corner of Crutched Friar & Coopers Row
73. Mark Kermode's Favourite @ 52 High Road, East Finchley
74. Madame JoJo's Eyes Wide Shut @ 8-10 Brewer Street, London,
75. Roger Moore was born here @ 37-39 Jeffreys Road, Stockwell
76. Terry Scott's Boyhood Home @ 32 Tucker Street, Bushey, Herts
77. Bogarde's Hotel Splendide @ 25 Mornington Crescent, London
78. Museum Ghost Station @ Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London
79. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
80. Leavesden Warner Bros Studios @ Essex Lane, Leavesden, Watford
81. Elstree's The Red Lion @ 213 Shenley Road, Borehamwood
82. Robert Pattinson's School @ 188 Sheen Lane, East Sheen, London
83. The Duke of Albany @ 39 Monson Road, New Cross, London
84. Borough Market...Lock, Stock... @ 8 Southwark Street, Southwark
85. Down Street Station @ Down Street, Mayfair
86. Derek Jacobi lived here @ 2 Essex Road South, Leytonstone
87. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
88. The Cafe that Rocked @ 47-48 Vanbrugh Park
89. Ipcress File Employment Agency @ 30 Grosvenor Gardens
90. Michael Caine was born here @ St Olaves Hospital, Bermondsey, South London
91. Harrison Mark's Studio and Flat @ 29-31 Saffron Hill, Farringdon
92. About A Boy's Classy Deli @ 63 Charterhouse Street, Farringdon
93. Tony Curtis lived here @ 49 Chester Square, Belgravia
94. Setanta was born here @ 268 Northfield Avenue, Northfields, Ealing, Lond
95. The Plank @ Malthouse Passage, Richmond
96. The Market Porter @ 9 Stoney Street, Southwark
97. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
98. A Fish Called Wanda @ New Concordia Wharf, Bermondsey Wall West, Bermo
99. Harry Palmer's Ipcress File Flat @ 9 Stanlake Villas, Shepherd's Bush, London
100. Just add Water @ Albert Embankment
101. The Ellington Kid @ 106 Mitcham Lane, Streatham
102. The Saint at the Halcyon @ 81 Holland Park
103. Elstree Stars Walk of Fame @ Elstree and Borehamwood Station
104. Weston's Music Hall @ 242-5 High Holborn
105. Alien Autopsy location @ Rochester Square, Camden, London
106. Romantic Horticulture @ Rosmead Gardens
107. Leslie Phillips lived here @ Middleton Avenue, Chingford
108. Bridget Jones Eatery @ Cantina Del Ponte, 36c Shad Thames, London
109. Sussex House School @ 68 Cadogan Square
110. Italian Job: Charlie's Flat @ 18 Denbigh Close, Notting Hill