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ON THIS DAY 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 Motoring-related places to visit in London.
Cars are slowly going the way of the horse and carriage, here are some of the best motoring and automobile stories and tales from Greater London.
TOP 10 MOTORING RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:
MORE MOTORING SIGHTS:
11. London's Deepest Car Park @ Bloomsbury Square
12. Birthplace of Charles Rolls @ 35 Hill Street, Mayfair, London
13. Bentley Motors founded here @ 47 Chagford Street, Marylebone
14. Welbeck Street Car Park @ 74-77 Welbeck Street, London
15. Waterloo Bridge @ A301, Waterloo Bridge
16. The First Fatal Road Accident @ Grove Hill, Harrow
17. World's 1st Drink Driving Arrest @ 165 Bond Street
18. Percy Lambert: Fastest Man @ Brompton Cemetary, Brompton, Kensington
19. A Blue Plaque for a Car Legend @ 14/15 Conduit Street, Mayfair
20. 1st Motorcycle Engine made here @ 1a Lansdowne Road, Tottenham
21. The Audi Centre @ 931 Great West Road, Brentford, London
22. Silicon Roundabout @ Old Street
23. Motoring pioneer lived here @ 16 Stafford Place
24. London Motor Museum @ 3 Nestles Avenue, Hayes, Middlesex