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Poets Alexander Pope and W.B. Yeats lived in South West London. The Gunnersbury Triangle was established in 1983. It was the first time in the UK when a nature reserve took priority over development. The Mawson Arms/Fox and Hounds pub was established in 1715. It’s one of the few English pubs that has two official names.
Music producer TommyD, actor Joe Armstrong, guitarist Herman Li of Dragonforce, Christopher John Millar of The Damned, actor Pierce Brosnan, musician Colin Petersen, actor Gabriel Thompson, and chess grand-master John Nun attended the former Elliot School now known as the Ark Putney Academy.
Cricketer Peter Loader, singer Katie Melua, director Michael Reeves, guitarist Jeff Beck, historian Angus Calder, actress Catherine Holman, Olympic cycling champion Rebecca Romero, keyboardist Ian Stewart of the Rolling Stones, and actress Tracey Ullman are famous people from South West London.
You can witness some of the best sunsets in the city from Putney Bridge in South West London.
Brompton Cemetery situated in South West London, has appeared in films such as Johnny English and Goldeneye.
The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew claim to have the World’s largest collection of living plants. Rather than counting those, you can spend your time climbing the tops of some of the most magnificent mature trees in London.
Just a few minutes walking distance from the beautiful Kew Gardens an extraordinary market takes place every first Sunday of each month. “It’s like being in France!” is what visitors say about the unique atmosphere of the Kew Village Market. Run by volunteers this Market’s all operating profits are used to support the neighborhood charities.