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Mo Mowlam – The late, great politician who was instrumental in bringing about peace to The Troubles in Northern Ireland, while Tony Blair took all the credit. She battled a brain tumour through all of this and put all vanity aside as she stood up to all her adversaries, wig in hand, until her untimely exit. She was respected and loved, both publically and privately – there aren't many politicians who can lay claim to that.
Storm Thorgerson – Most people will recognise Storm's iconic images for iconic band's album covers, such as Pink Floyd's iconic 'Dark Side Of The Moon' (pictured here), than be familiar with the man himself. Storm passed away today, but he will be remembered for the London Icon that he truly is. All his legendary designs will continue to live on....
Damon Albarn, born in East London, but firmly ensconced in West London. Some may think he's too young to be considered a icon, but this guy has more than proved he's mega versatile and going to be making great music until he chooses not to. Often spotted riding his bike around Portobello Market and Golborne Rd, W11.
Alan Rickman – Remember meeting him in London right when the first Harry Potter movie was coming out and he was gracious enough to spend two hours with a bunch of American college kids who had bombarded him at the stage door of 'Private Lives,' begging him to come speak to us. 11 years ago and I still remember the feeling of being in that room with him.
Paul Weller – We're so glad Weller ditched the henna and went back to his natural hair colour. He is now officially a silver fox, and together with his taste in tailored clobber, The Mod Father is one stylish Mofo and still making music with the same passion that ignited his career 35 years ago. Long may he reign!