Born in 1975 and raised in Leytonstone
Born in 1947 in Brixton
Died in January 2016
Actor, Film Star
Born in 1933 and raised in Bermondsey
Comic, Film Star
Born in 1899 in Elephant & Castle
Died in 1980.
He was born into poverty and was sent to the Walworth Workhouse twice before the age of 9. This is now the Cinema Museum.
Journalist, Broadcaster, Personality
Born in 1946 in Fulham
Born in 1963 in Hornsey
Comedian, National Treasure
Born in 1959 in Surbiton
Born in 1974 and raised in Croydon
Born City of London, died in Clapham
John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten)
Singer, Trouble Maker, Anarchist
Born in 1974 and raised in Finsbury Park
Writer, Campaigner for the Poor
Daley Thomson CBE
Born in 1959 and raised in Notting Hill
Not actually born in London, but made ‘Dickensian London world famous. Lived in the Holborn area for 25 years.
One of the greatest all-round athletes. Decathlete who won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and 1984 and broke the world record for the event four times.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Lived in Fleet Street for most of his working life.
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Actor, Film Director, Producer
Created the band ‘Plan B’
Born in 1983 Forest Gate, Newham
Called the ‘sage of Fleet Street’ he famously said ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’.
Born in 1960 Hammersmith
Singer-Songwriter, Glam Rock Star
Born in 1947 in Stoke Newington
Died in 1977 (aged 30, sadly)
He was one of the first and coolest London ‘Mods’.