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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

Top Art-related places to visit in London.



From Hogarth's bawdy depictions of London slime to fine art and views of the Thames, London's always said cheese to every warts and all snapshot smiled for. Many great artists have spent some time in London, and many great works still exist. Be creative.

TOP 10 ART RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

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11. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
12. Antonio Canaletto lived here @ 41 Beak Street, Soho
13. Old Slaughter's Coffee House @ 77 St Martins Lane, London
14. Girl with a Dolphin @ North East side of Tower Bridge
15. The House they left behind @ 27 Ropemakers Fields, Narrow Street, Limehouse
16. JMW Turner died here @ 6 Davis's Place, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
17. Boy with a Dolphin @ NW side of Albert Bridge
18. The Angel Inn @ 101 Bermondsey Wall East, Bermondsey, London
19. Banksy's Tesco Pledge @ Essex Road, Islington, London
20. Banksy Blur Crazy Beat @ Stoke Newington Church Street, London
21. Painter Harold Knight lived here @ 16 Langford Place, St Johns Wood, London
22. The Sketch Club @ 7 Dilke Street, Chelsea, London
23. Oxo Tower @ South Bank, London
24. The Fitzrovia Mural @ Whitfield Gardens, Fitzrovia, London
25. Home to a Classic Animated TV @ Festing Road, Putney
26. The Circus comes to Blythe House @ 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington
27. Miller's Residence @ 111a Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London
28. Sculptor Epstein lived here @ 50 Baldwins Hill, Loughton, Essex
29. Riders of the Apocalypse @ Sanford Street, Cold Blow Lane, Lewisham, London
30. Pepe's Polka Dot House @ 99 Talbot Road, Notting Hill
31. The Painter Of Light @ 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
32. Little Holland House @ 40 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton, London
33. The Geffrye Museum @ 136 Kingsland Road
34. John Sargent's Studio @ 33 Tite Street, Chelsea, London
35. Artist Walter Sickert lived here @ 6 Mornington Crescent, Camden, London
36. Sarum Chase and Cruella de Vil @ 23 West Heath Road, Hampstead
37. Alphabet Street @ Middlesex Street, Aldgate
38. Notre Dame de France @ 5 Leicester Place, Leicester Square
39. Ardizzone's home of Inspiration @ 130 Elgin Avenue, Westminster
40. London Orphan Asylum @ Lower Clapton Road, London
41. Artist James Barry died here @ 36 Castle Street, Oxford Street, London
42. Eric Ravilious lived here @ 48 Weltje Road, Hammersmith
43. Mad Jack Fuller died here @ 36 Devonshire Place, London
44. David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust @ Heddon Street, Piccadilly, London
45. Brockley Stone Circle @ Hilly Fields Park, Lewisham
46. Rubens Dartboard @ Denham Court, Denham Court Drive, Denham, Bucks
47. Banksy's Bullet Proof Cherub @ Old Street, London
48. Banksy Up the Wall @ Pollard Street, Bethnal Green, London
49. The Flat Time House @ 210 Bellenden Road
50. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
51. Birthplace of Alfred Hitchcock @ 517 High Road, Leytonstone, London
52. Whistler's Half-Sister @ 62 Sloane Street
53. The Foundling Museum @ 40 Brunswick Square, London
54. Langan's Restaurant @ Stratton Street, Piccadilly
55. Painter Richard Dadd lived here @ 15 Suffolk Street, Westminster, London
56. Rossetti's Chelsea Menagerie @ 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea
57. The Cable Street Mural @ 236 Cable Street, London
58. Kenwood House @ Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, London
59. The National Gallery @ Trafalgar Square
60. Thomas H. Shepherd lived here @ 26 Batchelor Street, Islington
61. Francis Bacon's Drug Bust @ 80 Narrow Street, Limehouse
62. Leighton House & Arab Hall @ Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
63. Internationally Acclaimed Art @ 77-82 Whitechapel High Street
64. Rembrandt's House @ 28 Mallord Street, Chelsea
65. Salvador Dali in his Diving Suit @ 5 Burlington Gardens, Piccadilly
66. King of Gadgets lived+died here @ 25 Southwood Avenue, Highgate, London
67. Byam Shaw School of Art @ 70 Campden Street, Kensington
68. William Morris' House & Gallery @ Lloyd Park, Forest Road, London
69. Banksy Brick Vent Radio @ Gillett Square, Dalston, London
70. Joshua Reynolds lived here @ 10-11 Great Newport Street, London
71. London Glassblowing Company @ 66-66 Bermondsey Street
72. The Gallery Soho @ 125 Charing Cross Road
73. Dennis Severs House @ 18 Folgate Street, London
74. Torrigiano's Henry VII tomb @ Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London
75. Free Foyer Music @ Belvedere Road
76. Colosseum of Regent Park @ Cambridge Gate, Regent's Park, London
77. Gilbert Bayes lived here @ 4 Greville Place, St Johns Wood, London
78. Claude Monet's London @ St Thomas's Hospital, Waterloo Bridge, London
79. Tottenham Court Road Tube @ Tottenham Court Road
80. The Painted Hall @ Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
81. Bridge That Curls Up Into a Ball @ Paddington Basin, London
82. Artist Piet Mondrian's House @ 60 Parkhill Road, Hampstead
83. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
84. Mauleverer Road Mural @ Mauleverer Road
85. Quantum Cloud @ Greenwich Peninsula, London
86. The Largest Roof...? @ Drawdock Road, London
87. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
88. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
89. A Famous Artistic Church @ Battersea Church Road, Battersea
90. Picasso Paints Bernals Mural @ 22 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury
91. Newport Street Gallery @ Newport Street, Vauxhall
92. A Theatre fit for a Baron @ 28A Comeragh Road
93. Highbury Mural @ 18 Highbury Grove, Highbury, Islington
94. The Spirit of Soho @ Broadwick Street, Soho, London
95. Cecil Beaton lived here @ 8 Pelham Place, Kensington
96. Faith & Devotion here @ 10 Back Hill, Clerkenwell
97. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
98. What Are You Looking At? @ Marble Arch subway, London
99. The Colony Room @ 41 Dean Street, Soho, London
100. Harrow College of Art @ Brookshill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex
101. Eadweard Muybridge lived here @ 30 High Street, Kingston upon Thames
102. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
103. William Morris' Birthplace @ Elm House, 341/343 Forest Road, Walthamstow
104. The Beeb rocks Out! @ 2-22 Portland Place
105. Young British Artists rule Here @ 48 Hoxton Square
106. One Nation under CCTV @ Newman Street, London
107. The Estorick Collection @ 39a Canonbury Square, Islington, London
108. Artist John Constable lived here @ 40 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
109. Comedy and Tragedy @ Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London
110. The Elephant Tavern @ 119 Fenchurch Street, London