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Luverly Londoners

David Beckham


Born in 1975 and raised in Leytonstone

David Bowie

Musician, Genius

Born in 1947 in Brixton
Died in January 2016

Michael Caine

Actor, Film Star

Born in 1933 and raised in Bermondsey

Charlie Chaplin

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.

Janet Street-Porter

Journalist, Broadcaster, Personality

Born in 1946  in Fulham

Jazzie B

DJ, Producer

Born in 1963 in Hornsey

Julian Clary

Comedian, National Treasure

Born in 1959 in Surbiton

Kate Moss


Born in 1974 and raised in Croydon

Samuel Pepys



Born City of London, died in Clapham

John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten)

Singer, Trouble Maker, Anarchist

Born in 1974 and raised in Finsbury Park

Charles Dickens

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

Lexicographer, Essayist


Lived in Fleet Street for most of his working life.

Ben Drew

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’.

Hugh Grant

Actor, Activist

Born in 1960 Hammersmith

Marc Bolan

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’.

Alfred Hitchcock

Film Director, Terror Expert


Born in  Leytonstone

Dizzee Rascal

Rapper, Producer, ‘Bonkers’ bad boy done good

Born 1985 in Bow