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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 Transport-related places to visit in London.



London's transport system - what is there, where it goes, how far you can get...and a whole lot more!

TOP 10 TRANSPORT RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE TRANSPORT SIGHTS:

11. The 1st one way Street @ Albermarle Street
12. The Harry Potter Bridge @ Lambeth Bridge Road
13. The Yorkshire Stingo @ Chapel Street, Marylebone, London
14. Lost Baggage Here @ 211 Longley Road, Tooting
15. Start of The Getaway Video Game @ 8-10 Dryden Street, Covent Garden, London
16. The Phoney Houses @ 23-24 Leinster Terrace, Bayswater
17. Steam Power Born In Euston @ Euston Station
18. Get Lost In Marble Arch @ Marble Arch Station
19. A ghostly motorcycle passenger @ Blackwall Tunnel
20. London's First Traffic Island @ St James Street, Piccadilly, London
21. London's Deepest Car Park @ Bloomsbury Square
22. Baby born on a Bus @ nr Mare Street, Hackney
23. The Game of Mornington Crescent @ Near Euston
24. The World's First Tube Line @ Off Faringdon Road
25. Brixton Train Station Murals @ 32 Brixton Station Road
26. Mr Train's Trams @ Kennington
27. Froffee Friday @ Charing Cross Station
28. Wapping Station @ Nr Wapping Rose Garden
29. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
30. Venue of 1st Blur gig honoured @ Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Wakes Colne, Es
31. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
32. Westminster Bridge @ Westminster and South Bank
33. Elephant & Castle Subway @ Elephant & Castle Station
34. Clapham Junction Station @ Grant Road
35. Harry Palmer's Parking Spot @ Cumberland Gate, Marble Arch
36. Wapping Pier Head @ Off Wapping High Street
37. Parking Meter R.I.P. @ Warwick Street, Westminster
38. Tottenham Court Road Tube @ Tottenham Court Road
39. Biker Denis Johnson worked here @ 69-75 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London
40. Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power @ 222 Strand, London
41. A Duck's Best Friend @ 12/13, New Wharf Road
42. Ice-cream on the line @ The Strand
43. Vroom Vroom in West London @ 29, Oldfield Lane, Greenford
44. 21/7 Bomb Factory @ 58 Curtis House, Ladderswood Way, New Southgate,
45. A Gate into London @ Aldgate
46. Tommy's Gig at the Airport @ Sipson Way, Bath Road
47. Green and Very Tasty @ St George's Square, Pimlico
48. The First Fatal Road Accident @ Grove Hill, Harrow
49. Now that's a quick Exit @ Chancery Lane
50. Birthplace of the Underground @ Paddington Station
51. Pigeons on the Line @ West Ham Tube Station
52. Medieval Lords At Earls Court @ Earls Court Tube Station
53. Heathrow - The Facts @ 234 Bath Road
54. Trains, Films and Lara @ Lincoln's Inn Fields, off Holborn
55. Tube Baby Birth Shocker @ London Bridge Station
56. WWII and Goodge Street @ Tottenham Court Road
57. The Time Terminus @ Leytonstone Station, London
58. George Michael crashed here @ 9A Hampstead High Street
59. Stockwell Bus Garage @ Lansdowne Road, Stockwell
60. A Long Way Down @ Upper Street, Islington
61. Step on and Rise on up @ York Road
62. London Bridge Station @ Off Tooley Street
63. St Katherine's Dock Marina @ Off Smithfield
64. A Distinctive Tune in Tooting @ Tooting High Street
65. Sherlock Holmes Remembered @ Baker Street Tube Station
66. Two Bridges in One @ Grosvenor Bridge
67. Air travel for rich people @ Royal Docks
68. Cyclists Please Beware @ King's Road, Fulham
69. River Police Boatyard @ Nr Wapping Rose Garden
70. Delivered on a Train @ Elephant & Castle Station
71. Banking on the Thames Path @ Woolwich
72. Need to land a Chopper? @ Lombard Road, Battersea
73. A Bite on the 'Platform' @ 56-58 Tooley Street, London