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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 Death-related places to visit in London.



Not many of us are immortal, so one day we will all go to meet our maker. Here's our selection of infamous mortal coil shuffles in our capital. There are some real crackers.

TOP 10 DEATH RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE DEATH SIGHTS:

11. Walthamstow's Plague Pits @ Vinegar Alley, Walthamstow
12. Last Suicide Crossroads Burial @ Grosvenor Place
13. Captain Kidd Hung Here @ Tilbury Point, Essex
14. Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine @ Queens Ride, Barnes, London
15. Buster Edwards died here @ Greet Street, Southwark
16. Brinsworth House: Retired Actors @ 72 Staines Road, Twickenham
17. New York Doll Murcia died here @ Brompton Lodge, Cromwell Road, Kensington, Londo
18. London's Gladiator Colosseum @ Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, London
19. Albion Disaster Memorial @ East London Cemetary
20. Wapping Old Stairs @ Nr Wapping high Street
21. Newgate Execution Scaffold @ Old Bailey, London
22. Manson and the Talgarth Hotel @ 1--7 Talgarth Road, West Kensington, London
23. Silk cutters hanged here @ Salmon and Ball, 502 Bethnal Green Rd, London
24. David Attenborough's Skull @ 3 Park Road, Richmond
25. Skull & Bones Graveyard @ Redcross Way, Southwark
26. Graham Bond - celebrity jumper @ Piccadilly Line, Finsbury Park Station, London
27. All Hallows Church @ Byward Street, London
28. World's First Car Death @ Crystal Palace Grounds
29. Voisin Murdered Mme Gerard @ 101 Charlotte Street, London
30. Beatles Manager Last Day @ 24 Chapel Street
31. The Ship Tavern @ 12 Gate Street, London
32. A Comic Legends resting place @ Kew Meadow Path, Richmond
33. Florence Nightingale's House @ 10 South Street, Mayfair, London
34. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
35. The Markham Square Siege @ Markham Square, Chelsea
36. William Bligh died here @ 25 Bond Street, Mayfair
37. The Start of the 2011 Riots @ Ferry Lane, Tottenham
38. Grims Dyke @ Old Redding, Harrow Weald, Middlesex
39. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
40. Curse of Tutankhamun @ 19 Collingham Gardens, Kensington
41. The Tower of London @ Tower of London
42. London's Female Gladiator @ 159 Great Dover Street, Southwark
43. Tower Hill @ Nr Tower Hill Tube Station
44. Charles Bravo Murder @ The Priory, 225 Bedford Hill, Balham, London.
45. Temple Bar Death Clock @ Fleet Street
46. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
47. Death of Jean Charles de Menezes @ Stockwell Station, Stockwell
48. Lily among the weeds @ Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico
49. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
50. Eccentric Dentist's Show @ 56 Mount Street, London
51. WW2 bravery pilot crashed here @ Douglas Eyre Sports Ground, Coppermill Lane, Wal
52. Tragic Pair shot by police @ 3 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith
53. Brian Jones' mystery death @ Cotchford Farm
54. Screaming Lord Sutch lived here @ Parkfield Road, South Harrow
55. Royal Mint Black Death Cemetery @ East Smithfield, London
56. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
57. Site of huge gunpowder explosion @ 43 Great Tower Street, London
58. The Field of Forty Footsteps @ Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London
59. 1867 Ice Skating Disaster @ Regent's Park Boating Lake, London
60. Murder by Fly Paper @ 63 Tollington Park, Finsbury Park
61. The Viaduct Tavern @ 126 Newgate Street, London
62. Livingstone I Presume? @ 1 Savile Row
63. Dorchester Hotel & Prince Philip @ The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London
64. The infamous Lipski acid murder @ 16 Batty Street, Whitechapel
65. Alexander McQueen's Flat @ Flat 1, 7 Green Street, Mayfair, London
66. The murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey @ Bottom of Primrose Hill, London
67. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
68. Charing Cross Trunk Murder @ Charing Cross Station, The Strand, London
69. The Islington Gibbett @ Holloway Road, Islington
70. The King of Quacks @ 84 Harley Street
71. Kaspar the Cat fights Evil @ Savoy Hotel, The Strand
72. Amy Winehouse's Flat @ 30 Camden Square, Camden
73. Arthur Kavanagh lived here @ 19 Tedworth Square, Chelsea
74. Pitt's Immortal Last Words @ 120 Baker Street, London
75. Solicitor's Armed Siege @ 46 Markham Square, Chelsea, London
76. Crews Hill Golf Course @ Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, Enfield
77. Dr James Barry's Secret @ 14 Margaret Street
78. Benjamin Disraeli died here @ 19 Curzon Street, London
79. Writers Poison Umbrella Stabbing @ Waterloo Bridge, London
80. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
81. Cyclists Please Beware @ King's Road, Fulham
82. Author Laurence Sterne died here @ 41 Old Bond Street
83. The Middlesex Hospital @ Mortimer Street, Soho