Famous People Born In London

Situated on the banks of River Thames, London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is the most populous state in the country as well. It is classified as a leading global city, where a diverse range of languages and cultures thrive. With a variety of monuments, museums, cathedrals and world-heritage sites, the city is renowned for its vast number of tourists. Numerous notable personalities were born and raised in the city of London. Celebrities such as Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Emilia Clarke, Emily Blunt, Dev Patel, Idris Elba and Daniel Radcliffe were born here. Famous scientist Michael Faraday, poet John Keats, musician David Bowie, comedian Charlie Chaplin and director Alfred Hitchcock are also proud Londoners. Keep reading this list for more notable Londoners.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II.
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Famous As: Queen of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 2 David Bowie

David Bowie.
7
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 10, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Adele

Adele.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 Elton John

Elton John.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: March 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 5 Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 14, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 7 George Michael

George Michael.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 25, 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin.
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Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 25, 1977

 9 Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 10 Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan.
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: July 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 11 Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 12 Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor.
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Birthdate: February 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 23, 2011

 13 George V

George V.
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Famous As: Former King of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: June 3, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 20, 1936

 14 Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 28, 1941

 15 Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 16 Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 17 Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 18 Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 29, 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 19 Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 20 Michael Caine

Michael Caine.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 21 Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Countess of Lovelace
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 27, 1852

 22 Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell.
3
Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 23 Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 30, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 1, 1851

 24 Elizabeth I of England

Elizabeth I of England.
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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: September 7, 1533
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 24, 1603

 25 Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 26 Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 27 Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 23, 2011

 28 Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 29 Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee.
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Famous As: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Birthdate: June 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini

 30 Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 31 Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 32 Idris Elba

Idris Elba.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 33 Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 34 Henry VIII of England

Henry VIII of England.
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: June 28, 1491
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 28, 1547

 35 Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne.
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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: October 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 37 Kit Harington

Kit Harington.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 38 Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author of James Bond Series
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 12, 1964

 39 William Blake

William Blake.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter, Poet
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 12, 1827

 40 Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell.
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: October 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 41 Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Record Producer
Birthdate: January 9, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 42 21 Savage

21 Savage.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Hip-hop artist
Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 44 Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 45 Edward I of England

Edward I of England.
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Famous As: King of England
Birthdate: June 17, 1239
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 7, 1307

 46 Richard Branson

Richard Branson.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 47 Prince William

Prince William.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: The Duke of Cambridge
Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini

 48 Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 49 James Corden

James Corden.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 50 Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)