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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 Nature-related places to visit in London.



London has some great parks still doggedly resisting the urban sprawl, so here's our collection of nature related places, stories, natural tales, and green spaces.

TOP 10 NATURE RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE NATURE SIGHTS:

11. Friday Hill House @ 7 Simmons Lane, Chingford
12. Bomb Crater Pond @ Hackney Marshes, London
13. Zoologist Gosse lived here @ 56 Mortimer Road, Hackney
14. The Highbury Barn @ Highbury Hill, London
15. Pimlico Gardens and Huskisson @ Chelsea Embankment, Pimlico
16. The Elfin Oak @ Kensington Gardens
17. Oak Hill Parks Famous Tree @ Church Hill Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire
18. The Lady Well Spring @ 148 Ladywell Road, Ladywell, Lewisham
19. Pole Hill's Inaccurate Obelisk @ Pole Hill, Chingford
20. London's Public Stalactites @ Tottenham Court Road Underpass, London
21. Explorer Stuart lived here @ 9 Campden Hill Square, London
22. St Dunstan in the East Gardens @ St Dunstan's Hill, Off Roehampton Lane, London
23. Sustainable Living in Surrey @ 24 Helios Road, Wallington
24. Charles Darwin's Down House @ Luxted Road, Downe, Kent
25. London Bridge Alcoves @ Approach Road, Victoria Park, Hackney Wick
26. Ruislip Lido: Young Ones! @ Reservoir Road, Ruislip
27. Nature's Throne @ Off Lea Valley Road, Clapton
28. Statue of Gandhi @ Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London
29. Postman's Park @ Aldersgate Street
30. Bradley's Tea Hut @ Hill Wood, Fairmead Road, High Beech, Epping For
31. Gypsy Smith Memorial @ North Walthamstow, Hale End
32. Hanging Gardens of Paddington @ 16 London Street
33. Valentines Park @ Emerson Road, Ilford
34. Clouds Godfather lived here @ 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham
35. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
36. Lesnes Abbey Ruins @ Abbey Road, Belvedere, Kent
37. London Zoo @ Regent's Park, London
38. Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens @ Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
39. Greenberry Hill @ Primrose Hill, London
40. King George II meets Mozart @ St James Park, London
41. Hampstead Observatory @ Lower Terrace, Hampstead
42. Deen City Farm @ 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey
43. Knighton Wood's Train Track @ Knighton Wood, Monkhams Lane, Buckhurst Hill
44. The Round Pond @ Kensington Gardens, Kensington
45. Kyoto Gardens @ Holland Park, London
46. Abney Park Cemetary @ Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street
47. Brockwell Park's Walled Garden @ Brockwell Park, Lambeth, London
48. A Great Oak at Charing Cross @ Charing Cross
49. Hampton Court Privy Garden @ Hampton Court, London
50. The Phoenix Garden @ Stacey Street, Coven Garden, London
51. The Medicinal Garden @ 1-11 St Andrews Place and Peto Place
52. Oldest Allotment in London @ Off Forest Road, Walthamstow
53. Princess Caroline's Sunken Bath @ Charlton Way Entrance, Blackheath Park, Greenwic
54. Arty Langthorne Park @ Birch Grove, Leyton
55. London's 9/11 Memorial @ Grosvenor Square, London
56. Battersea Park @ Battersea
57. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
58. Ruislip Woods @ Ducks Hill Road, Ruislip
59. Ambresbury Banks @ Epping Forest
60. Joseph Banks lived here @ 32 Soho Square, London
61. The Bend It Like Beckham Party! @ Gunnersbury Park Estate, Popes Lane
62. The House of Keyboards @ Fenton House, Windmill Hill, Hampstead Grove, Lo
63. Hampstead's False Bridge @ Hampstead Heath, Hampstead
64. Grant Museum of Zoology @ Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, Bloo
65. Sutcliffe Park and The Quaggy @ Meadowside, Eltham
66. Chislehurst Caves @ The Chalk Pit, Old Hill, Chislehurst
67. Morden Hall Park @ Morden Hall Road, Morden
68. Nunhead Cemetery @ Linden Grove, Nunhead, Southwark
69. Queen Mary's Rose Garden @ Regents Park
70. The Hill in Hampstead @ Inverforth Close, North End Way, Hampstead
71. 1st Channel swimmer lived here @ The Limes, New Road, Bedfont
72. The Horniman Museum @ 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London
73. A Farm In The City @ Pier Street
74. White Chapel & Altab Ali Park @ Adler Street, Tower Hamlets, London
75. Advancing Geography @ 1 Kensington Gore
76. The Museum of Garden History @ Lambeth Palace Road, London
77. Brunel's Tree...Alive & Kicking @ Railway Avenue
78. The Museum of Garden History @ Lambeth Palace Road, London
79. Highbury Mural @ 18 Highbury Grove, Highbury, Islington
80. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
81. The Piccadilly Hotel's Tornado @ 12 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, London
82. Coram's Fields: Children only! @ 93 Guilford Street, London
83. Wetlands in London @ Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes
84. Octavia's Red Cross Gardens @ 50 Redcross Way, Bankside
85. Camley Street Natural Park @ 12 Camley Street, Kings Cross
86. Inner Temple Garden @ Crown Office Row, Blackfriars
87. Northala Fields @ Kensington Road, Northolt
88. Wanstead Flats @ Wanstead
89. The Great Vine @ Hampton Court Gardens, London
90. Richmond Hill's View @ Richmond Hill, Richmond