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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 River-related places to visit in London.



There's a river runs through London, fed by loads of other rivers and streams, and it's called Mother Thames. It weaves through the city with every tide and creates great scenes.

TOP 10 RIVER RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE RIVER SIGHTS:

11. Islington Tunnel @ Islington to Camden
12. Tower Bridge @ Tower Bridge Road, Southwark
13. London Bridge @ London Bridge, Southwark, London
14. The River Effra - found! @ Vauxhall Bridge, London
15. Thames Flood Barrier @ Unity Way, Woolwich
16. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
17. Doggett's Coat and Badge @ 1 Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark
18. The SS Montgomery Wreck @ Thames off Sheerness
19. Battersea Bridge @ Battersea Bridge, Chelsea
20. London's Prettiest Cafe...? @ 1a Station Approach
21. Westminster Bridge @ Westminster and South Bank
22. The Traitor's Gate @ Tower of London, London
23. The Princess Alice Disaster @ Galleon's Reach, Plumstead
24. Pirates Execution Dock @ Off Wapping High Street, Wapping, London
25. Whistler's Nocturne @ The River Thames, by Battersea Bridge
26. The York Watergate @ Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London
27. Fishmonger's Hall @ London Bridge, London
28. Sutcliffe Park and The Quaggy @ Meadowside, Eltham
29. The Dukes Head @ 8 Lower Richmond Road
30. Waterloo Bridge @ A301, Waterloo Bridge
31. The Pool Of London @ London Bridge to Tower Bridge
32. Sandy Banks on the Thames @ Gabriel's Wharf
33. Westminster Boating Base @ 136 Grosvenor Road
34. Albert Bridge's Trembling Lady @ Chelsea
35. The Millennium Bridge @ River Thames, Southwark
36. London Canal & Ice Cream Museum! @ 12-13 New Wharf Road, London
37. Mouth of the River Walbrook @ Walbrook Wharf, Southwark Bridge Road, Dowgate
38. Brunel's Hidden Bridge @ Bishops Bridge, Paddington, London
39. Trinity Buoy Wharf @ 64 Orchard Place
40. Southwark Bridge @ Southwark Bridge, Southwark