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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 Comedy-related places to visit in London.



There are some very funny things to see in London, and not just some of the eccentric British locals, places with comedy connections, comedian's homes, tragic comic ends, and most of all - top laughs!

TOP 10 COMEDY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE COMEDY SIGHTS:

11. Hattie Jacques House @ 67 Eardley Crescent, Earls Court, London
12. The Fat Boy of Peckham @ Colegrove Road, Peckham, London
13. Will Hay Lived Here @ 45 The Chase, Norbury
14. Danny La Rue's @ 17 Hanover Square
15. Sulgrave Boys Club @ 287 Goldhawk Road, London
16. Holy Grail on Hampstead Heath @ Hampstead Heath
17. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
18. Arthur Haynes lived & died here @ 73 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing
19. Peter Sellers lived here @ 10 Muswell Hill Road, Muswell Hill, London
20. Eaglesfield's Famous Comedy Son @ Red Lion Lane
21. Climbing the Uxbridge Road @ South Ealing Road, Ealing, London
22. Cook, Lennon and Dinner Parties @ 17 Church Row
23. Banksy's Tesco Pledge @ Essex Road, Islington, London
24. The Queen's Head @ 71 Black Prince Road, Lambeth
25. Charlie Chaplin lived here @ 39 Methley Street, Kennington
26. The Buckstone Club @ Theatre Royal Haymarket,
27. Monty Python's Maritime sketch @ 71 Fenchurch Street, London
28. A Monty Python Pad @ Southwood Lane, Highgate
29. Rodney Catches the Butterfly @ Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
30. Sunshine Desserts @ 32-36 Telford Way, North Acton, London
31. Cooper always won them over @ Forest Road, Walthamstow
32. Bob Hope was born here @ 44 Craigton Road, Eltham
33. Porchester Hall and Mr Creosote @ 45 Porchester Road, Bayswater, London
34. Hurlingham Park @ Hurlingham Road, Fulham, London
35. Hanwell Community Centre @ Westcott Crescent, London
36. Stella Street @ Hartswood Road, London
37. Reggie Perrin's Station @ Norbiton Station, Coombe Road West, Norbiton, Lo
38. Marylebone Registry Office @ Marylebone Road
39. Hancock's Half Hour... @ St. Pauls, Covent Garden's Piazza
40. Ted Rogers and his 3 2 1 @ Sancroft Street, Kennington, Lambeth
41. Saucy Postcarder McGill's House @ 5 Bennett Park, Blackheath, London
42. A Comic Legends resting place @ Kew Meadow Path, Richmond
43. Graham's King Willy Days @ 77 Hampstead High Street
44. Banksy's Bullet Proof Cherub @ Old Street, London
45. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
46. Kenneth Williams was born here @ 11 Bingfield Street, Islington, London
47. Lou and Andy live here @ Cranbrook Estate, Bethnal Green, London
48. Monty Python's first Curry @ 98 Fleet Road, Hampstead
49. Kenneth Williams' Barber Shop @ 57 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London
50. A Good Life in Middlesex @ 55 Kewferry Road, Northwood, Middlesex
51. Thesp Alastair Sim lived here @ 8 Frognal Gardens, London
52. Banksy Up the Wall @ Pollard Street, Bethnal Green, London
53. Bring Me Sunshine.... @ 85 Torrington Park
54. Tommy Handley lived Here @ 34 Craven Road, Paddington
55. Terry Scott's Boyhood Home @ 32 Tucker Street, Bushey, Herts
56. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
57. Tommy's 1st BBC Audition @ 25 Marylebone Road
58. Monty Python Empire formed here @ Dean Street & Shaftesbury Avenue
59. Tony Hancock lived here @ 10 Grey Close, Hampstead Gardens
60. Basil Fawlty's Car Rage @ Mentmore Close, Kenton, Harrow
61. King of Gadgets lived+died here @ 25 Southwood Avenue, Highgate, London
62. A Big Night Out at the Albany @ Douglas Way. Deptford
63. Little Britain Exists! @ Little Britain, Blackfriars, London
64. Home to Hattie Jacques @ 7 Oxford Road
65. Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne @ 393A High Street, Leytonstone
66. Hardman Dave Mackay lived here @ 26 Whitehouse Way, Southgate
67. Finsbury Park Empire @ St Thomas/Prah Road, Finsbury Park, London
68. Get Spaced Here @ 23 Carleton Road, Tuffnell Park
69. The Plank @ Malthouse Passage, Richmond
70. Eric's First London Digs @ Longridge Road, Earls Court
71. A Fish Called Wanda @ New Concordia Wharf, Bermondsey Wall West, Bermo
72. Leslie Phillips lived here @ Middleton Avenue, Chingford
73. Only Fools and Fibs... @ Harlech Tower, South Acton
74. Downstairs at the King's Head @ The King's Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, Crouch End
75. Harrow College of Art @ Brookshill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex
76. Leslie Phillips' School @ New Road, Chingford
77. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink @ 4 Lodge Lane, North Finchley, London
78. Sex Pistols vs Graham Chapman @ 37 Highgate Street
79. Tommy Trinder was born here @ 54 Wellfield Rd, Streatham
80. The Entertainer's School @ Dulwich Common
81. Spike's House @ 127 Holden Road, Finchley
82. Did Chaplin get the bug Here @ 143 Westminster Bridge Road
83. A mad day playing Rugby @ The Athletic Ground, Kew Foot Road
84. Jo Brand's nursing years @ The Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill
85. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
86. Charlie Chaplin's Home @ 289 Kennington Road, Kennington
87. Comic Wordplay in Punner @ Elmdene, Church Lane, Pinner
88. Guildhall School of Music @ Guildhall School of Music, Silk Street, Barbican
89. Rainbow Theatre & Monty Python @ 232 Road, Finsbury Park
90. Balham's Finest Schooled Here @ Westcombe Park, Blackheath
91. Norman Wisdom lived here @ 91 Fernhead Road, Maida Vale
92. The Establishment @ 18 Greek Street, Soho, London
93. Champagne Charlie lived here @ 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London
94. A House of Laughter @ Glenshaw Mansions, Brixton Road / Mowll Street
95. The Mayor of Garratt @ 538 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield
96. Comedian Little Tich lived here @ 93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London
97. The Three Stags @ 67/69 Kennington Road, London
98. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
99. School to an Eccentric Comedian @ Embassy Theatre Eton Avenue
100. The Windermere Club @ 189 Regent Street
101. The Captains Cabin @ 4-7 Norris Street, London
102. Comedian Bud Flanagan lived here @ 12 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London
103. Queen's No1 @ 1 Edis Street, Primrose Hill
104. Bernie & Mike Winters lived here @ Highbury Mansions, Upper Street, Islington
105. A History of differing Worship @ Clydesdale Road
106. Rhys Ifans Underpants @ 280 Westbourne Park Road
107. Wibbley Wobbley @ Greenland Dock, Rope St, Surrey Quays, Rotherhit
108. Vic & Bob started it here @ 316, New Cross Road
109. Hattie's Mum Lived Here @ 54 Waterford Road, off Kings Road
110. Office of the Comics @ 9 Orme Court