Luverly Londoners

David Beckham ; footballer .

Born, raised Leytonstone 1975.

David Bowie; musician, genius.

Born, Brixton 1947

Michael Caine ; actor, film star .

Born, raised Bermondsey 1933 

Charlie Chaplin ; comic, film star. 1899- 1980 ..Born into poverty in Elephant & Castle (sent to in the Walworth Workhouse twice before the age of 9 - which is now the Cinema Museum)

Janet Street-Porter ;  journalist, broadcaster, personality

Born Fulham 1946

Jazzie B : DJ, producer

Born Hornsey 1963

Julian Clary: comedian, national treasure

Born Surbiton 1959

 Kate Moss ; supermodel  

Born, raised Croydon 1974

Samuel Pepys - diarist 1633 -1703

Born City of London died Clapham

John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) : singer, trouble maker, anarchist

Born, raised Finsbury Park 1974  

Charles Dickens, writer,campaigner for the poor 1812-1870. Not actually born here but made his "Dickensian London " world famous & lived in the Holborn area for 25 years

Daley Thompson ;one of the greatest all-round athletes.. 4 years gold Olympic medals , Decathlon – world record

Born Notting  Hill  1958

Dr Johnson , lexicographer, essayist , sage of Fleet St.Famously said “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life"

Lived in Fleet Street most of his working life (1709-1784)

Ben Drew ( created band "Plan B" ) - Rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, film director & producer.

Born 1983 Forest Gate, Newham

Hugh Grant - actor, activist .

Born 1960 Hammersmth

Marc Bolan -Singer/songwriter& "Glam Rock" star . 1947 – 1977 ( sadly)

Born, raised in Stoke Newington (where he was one of the first & coolest London "Mods" )

Alfred Hitchcock - film director, terror expert. 1899- 1980

Born Leytonstone

Dizzee Rascal ..."Bonkers" bad boy done good . Rapper, producer .

Born 1985 Bow

globe theatre - 1599
The original Globe Theatre first built 1599 where William Shakespeare staged his world famous plays at Southwark .
"Shakespeare's Globe" Theatre / a modern reconstruction of the old Globe, opened in 1997 just a few yards from the site of the original theatre. It has become a world wide success & tourist attraction.These are views of outside & inside the theatre.