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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 Industry-related places to visit in London.



The wheels of industry have changed a lot in London since the industrial revolution, here are a bunch of locations that immortalised industry and business in the capital.

TOP 10 INDUSTRY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE INDUSTRY SIGHTS:

11. Lockwood Reservoir's Archaeology @ Lea Valley
12. Leavesden Warner Bros Studios @ Essex Lane, Leavesden, Watford
13. The Apprentice Pad @ Candahar Road, Battersea
14. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
15. Black Cat & Greater London House @ Hampstead Road London
16. Inventor of Holograms lived here @ 79 Queens Gate, Kensington, London
17. Tompion and Graham Clockmakers @ 69 Fleet Street, London
18. First Plastic Invented Here @ Berkshire Road, Hackney Wick, London
19. Birthplace of Charles Rolls @ 35 Hill Street, Mayfair, London
20. Heathrow the Hamlet @ Croydon Road, Hillingdon
21. Beckton Gasworks: FMJ @ Royal Docks Road, East Ham, London
22. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
23. The Silvertown Explosion @ North Woolwich Road, London
24. Thames Ironworks @ Bow Creek, Canning Town
25. Spratt's Dog Food Factory @ Morris Road, Poplar
26. London Glassblowing Company @ 66-66 Bermondsey Street
27. Thomas Crapper Flush House @ 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley, London
28. London's Capital Records @ One Kemble Street
29. William Morris' Birthplace @ Elm House, 341/343 Forest Road, Walthamstow
30. Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum @ 10 South Access Road, Walthamstow
31. The Hoover Building @ Perivale, Middlesex
32. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
33. Freemans Started Here @ 131-143 Clapham Road, Clapham
34. The Original Media Mogul: Elias @ 19-24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
35. Fishmonger's Hall @ London Bridge, London
36. Matchmakers Wharf @ Lee Conservancy Road, Homerton Road, Hackney
37. Ealing's Shoelace Inventor @ 17 Cantley Road, Ealing, London
38. Morden Hall Park @ Morden Hall Road, Morden
39. Laura Ashley lived here @ 83 Cambridge Street, Westminster, London
40. Gestetner's Former Home @ 124 Highbury New Park, Highbury
41. A Huguenot Silk Weaver's Home @ 19 Princelet Street, London
42. Splendid Heath Hall @ 59 The Bishops Avenue, Barnet
43. Whitechapel Bell Foundry @ 34 Whitechapel Road, London
44. Creator of the A-Z born here @ 3 Court Lane Gardens, East Dulwich, London
45. Dick Whittington lived here. @ College Street
46. Billingsgate Fish Market @ Trafalgar Way, London
47. Wapping Food Power Station @ Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall
48. Andrex 2-ply invented here @ Paper Mill Place, St Andrews Road, Walthamstow
49. William Tierney Clark lived here @ 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith
50. God's Own Junkyard @ Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall
51. Thomas Crapper was here @ 120 King's Road, Chelsea
52. Crystal Palace Transmitter @ off Crystal Palace Parade
53. Home of the Speaking Clock @ Flowers Close, Brook Road, Dollis Hill
54. Colour Mauve invented here @ Cable Street, London
55. Markfield Beam Engine Museum @ Markfield Road, Tottenham, London
56. Fairfield Works: Strike a Light! @ Fairfield Road, Bow
57. The Crystal Palace @ Hyde Park
58. The Time Ball @ Flamsteed House, Greenwich
59. Home of WB Adams railway pioneer @ 9 Woodbury Hill, Loughton, Essex