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Charles Dickens' London
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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 Historical-related places to visit in London.



Some of the great stories and places from historic London.

TOP 10 HISTORICAL RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE HISTORICAL SIGHTS:

11. Fortune Street Park @ Fortune Street, Barbican, London
12. Soho...Fruit and Veg...Porn @ Berwick Street
13. Berezovsky's Stanley House @ Stanley House, Chelsea, London
14. Prospect of Whitby @ 57 Wapping Wall
15. Harcourt House's Odd Duke @ Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, London
16. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
17. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
18. Top Hat Madness @ Strand
19. Earls Court Big Wheel @ Earl's Court, London
20. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
21. Ardizzone's home of Inspiration @ 130 Elgin Avenue, Westminster
22. Friday Hill House @ 7 Simmons Lane, Chingford
23. Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget @ Hanway House, Red Lion Square
24. Bob Hope was born here @ 44 Craigton Road, Eltham
25. St John's Churchyard @ Nr Wapping Gardens
26. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
27. Charlton House: Lusty Ghost @ Charlton Road, Charlton, London
28. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
29. The Widest Pavement in London @ Whitechapel High Street, E1
30. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
31. Wanstead Park's Grotto @ Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park
32. Legendary Soho Eaterie In Flames @ Chez Victor, 45 Wardour Street
33. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
34. A Stiff Collar's The Clue @ Piccadilly
35. Bromley Hall @ 43 Gillender Street, London
36. Bagnigge House @ 61-63 Kings Cross Road
37. George Inn @ Borough High Street, Southwark
38. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
39. Site of Lord Byrons famous duel @ 100 Pall Mall, London
40. East London's Oldest House @ 2 - 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney
41. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
42. Cittie Of Yorke @ 22 High Holborn
43. The Lady Well Spring @ 148 Ladywell Road, Ladywell, Lewisham
44. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
45. Captain Kidd Public House @ Off Wapping Rose Garden
46. The Devil and the Lady @ Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street
47. London's Oldest Terraced Houses @ 52-55 Newington Green
48. Ye Olde Mitre @ 1 Ely Court
49. The Spaniard's Inn @ Spaniards Road, Hampstead
50. A Very Long Speech @ House of Commons
51. Big Ben.... @ Westminster
52. St James Church @ Clerkenwell Close
53. So What's It Called? @ 250 Havistock Hill
54. 1st petrol car was built here @ 1 Connaught Road, Walthamstow, London
55. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
56. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
57. Hogarth's House @ Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, Chiswick
58. The Ancient House @ Walthamstow Village, London
59. Charles I's Intercepted Letter @ 285 High Holborn, London
60. King of the Zulu's @ 18 Melbury Road, London
61. Linley Sambourne House @ 18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London
62. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
63. Number One, London @ Apsley House
64. Sutton House @ Sutton House, Hackney, London
65. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
66. The Red Lion @ 23 Crown Passage, Off Pall Mall
67. A barbers with a secret @ 156 Caledonian Road
68. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
69. Tower Hill @ Nr Tower Hill Tube Station
70. The Granville Theatre @ Walham Green, Hammersmith & Fulham
71. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
72. Nelson in Somerset @ Somerset House, Strand
73. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
74. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
75. Little Welsh Chapel.... @ Eastcastle Street
76. The Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
77. Southwark Cathedral @ London Bridge
78. Steam Power Born In Euston @ Euston Station
79. Rules Restaurant, Londons oldest @ 35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
80. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
81. Kettner's and Napolean @ 29 Romilly Street, Soho
82. Notre Dame de France @ 5 Leicester Place, Leicester Square
83. A Right Royal Guest List @ Westminster Abbey
84. The Great Fire of London @ Pudding Lane
85. The Painter Of Light @ 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
86. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
87. London's most hidden Pub? @ 1 Ely Court, Farringdon
88. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
89. From Russia With Love @ Somerset House, Strand
90. G Nissel & Co - Contact Lenses @ Mornington Terrace, Camden
91. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
92. Headstone Manor @ Pinner View, Middlesex
93. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
94. The Royal Exchange @ Cornhill, London
95. Rule Brittania in The Dove @ 19 Upper Mall, W6, London
96. Lord Shaftesbury - A.K.A. - Eros @ Piccadilly Circus
97. Lord Byron's Bolthole @ 6 Bennet Street, St James's
98. History of St Sepulchre Church @ Church of St Sepulchre, London
99. Five Fields becomes One @ Belgrave Square
100. A unique Victorian Townhouse @ 18 Stafford Terrace
101. The Dove @ 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
102. The Green Man @ Putney Heath
103. The Harvard Chapel @ North Transept, Southwark Cathedral, London
104. George Peabody...Statue @ Royal Exchange
105. Leighton House & Arab Hall @ Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
106. Just add Water @ Albert Embankment
107. Queen Vic's Hubby Hall @ Kensington Gore
108. The Two Puddings @ 27 Broadway, Stratford
109. Old Operating Theatre @ 9a St Thomas Street
110. A View From Beak Street @ Beak Street