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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 Quirky-related places to visit in London.



You must be strange. Or tired of all the same old tourist locations. Good news, there's loads of bizarre and surreal places to visit in London. Dive in!

TOP 10 QUIRKY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE QUIRKY SIGHTS:

11. The Nose in Admiralty Arch @ The Mall
12. A Lighthouse in King's Cross @ Gray's Inn Road
13. The Year Round Christmas Shop @ Hays Galleria, 55a Tooley Street, London
14. Neal's Yard Water Clock @ 21-23 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London
15. The Thin House @ Thurloe Square, Knightsbridge, London
16. The Cock Tavern Debauchery @ Bow Street, London
17. Museum of body parts... @ 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
18. Stanley Green Protein Man @ 34 Haydock Green, Northolt, Middlesex
19. Stokenchurch Shoe Tree @ Wycombe Road, Stokenchurch, Middle
20. The Mayflower Inn @ 117 Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey
21. The Lamb's Snob Screens @ 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London
22. Thomas Hardy's Tree @ Pancras Road, Kings Cross
23. The Turkish Baths @ Old Broad Street from Liverpool Street
24. The First Coffee Shop in London @ St Michaels Alley, Cornhill, Bank
25. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
26. Top Hat Madness @ Strand
27. Little Compton Street @ Charing Cross Road, London
28. The Museum Tavern @ 49 Great Russell Street
29. Curious Sign.... @ Near Waterloo
30. Brian Harvey's Car Accident @ The Drive, Walthamstow, London
31. The Devils of Cornhill @ St Peter upon Cornhill, Gracechurch Street, Lond
32. David Bowie's Coal Mine @ 89 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
33. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
34. Stuntman Blondins Niagara Villa @ Northfield Avenue, Northfields, London
35. The Necropolis Railway @ 121 Westminster Bridge Road
36. The Castle @ 34-35 Cowcross Street
37. Green Cabbie Hut...Chelsea @ Chelsea Embankment
38. Jonas Hanway's Handy Gadget @ Hanway House, Red Lion Square
39. Joe Orton lived and died here @ 25 Noel Road, Islington, London
40. The Skinny House @ Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush
41. The Widest Pavement in London @ Whitechapel High Street, E1
42. Wanstead Park's Grotto @ Ornamental Waters, Wanstead Park
43. Foreign Anarchist Club @ 6 Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road
44. Tyburn Convent @ 8 Hyde Park Place
45. Australia House & Harry Potter @ Strand
46. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
47. Emblem of the Cockney World @ Elephant and Castle
48. Green Cabbie Hut...Hanover Sq @ Hanover Sqaure
49. Pimlico Gardens and Huskisson @ Chelsea Embankment, Pimlico
50. Spring Heeled Jacks 1st Victim @ 1 Tredegar Road, Tower Hamlets, London
51. A Loo that's a work of Art @ Anne's Gardens, Wardour Street
52. Camden Head @ 2 Camden Walk, Camden Passage
53. The Scooter Cafe @ Camden Market, Camden
54. The Battle of Blythe Road @ 36 Blythe Road, Kensington
55. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
56. Crazier than Phil Spector? @ 304 Holloway Road, Islington, London
57. The Last Wherryman's Seat @ Bankside, Southwark Bridge, Southwark
58. Harry Potter's Diagon Alley @ Cecil Court
59. The First Human Cannonball @ The Royal Aquarium, Tothill Street, Westminster
60. Frank Buckland's Menagerie @ 37 Albany Sreet, London
61. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
62. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
63. Merrick of Mile End @ Mile End Road
64. The Cheesegrater @ 122 Leadenhall, London
65. London's Smallest Pub, U Decide? @ 43 Linhope Street
66. The Betsey Trotwood @ 56 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell
67. The Magic Circle @ 12 Stephenson Way, Euston
68. So What's It Called? @ 250 Havistock Hill
69. Big Ben.... @ Westminster
70. A Very Long Speech @ House of Commons
71. The Frost Fair on the Thames @ Blackfriars Bridge, London
72. The Bermondsey Tank @ Mandela Way, Bermondsey, London
73. Hackney's Mole Man @ Mortimer Road, Hackney, London
74. The Ubiquitous Undead Walk @ Junction Road, London
75. Colonel Elliott's Magic Home @ 54 Welbeck Street, London
76. Woe can lead to Joy! @ Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate
77. Surrey Docks Farm @ Rotherhithe Street
78. Lost Baggage Here @ 211 Longley Road, Tooting
79. Cursed Workplace? @ 71 Queen Victoria Street, London
80. One Nation under CCTV @ Newman Street, London
81. Spiral Escalator @ Holloway Road, Islington
82. Miller's Residence @ 111a Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London
83. Postman's Park @ Aldersgate Street
84. A ghostly Bricklayer @ South Black Lion Lane
85. Tommy's 1st BBC Audition @ 25 Marylebone Road
86. A Grassy Event @ Trafalgar Square
87. Hanging Gardens of Paddington @ 16 London Street
88. The Ice Bar...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ 31-33 Heddon Street
89. An Argument about a Brown Dog @ Battersea Park
90. The Farthing Bundle Lady @ Fern Street, Bow
91. The Builders Arms and Tunnel @ 13 Britten Street, Chelsea
92. St. Pancras New Church @ Euston Road
93. Finland in London @ Finnish Church, 33 Albion Street
94. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
95. Old Parr aged 152 lived here @ 405 Strand, London
96. Salvador Dali in his Diving Suit @ 5 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly
97. Mrs Montagu's Chimney Sweeps @ Portman Square, Marylebone
98. Jim Henson's Creature Shop @ The Henson Building, 30 Oval Road
99. Mad Jack Fuller died here @ 36 Devonshire Place, London
100. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
101. Get Lost In Marble Arch @ Marble Arch Station
102. Jerusalem Tavern @ 55 Britton Street
103. A ghostly motorcycle passenger @ Blackwall Tunnel
104. How To Measure A Cockney? @ St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside
105. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
106. The Blue House @ Garner Street, Haggerston, London
107. Eccentric Dentist's Show @ 56 Mount Street, London
108. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
109. Screaming Lord Sutch lived here @ Parkfield Road, South Harrow
110. London's Deepest Car Park @ Bloomsbury Square