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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
Famous ex-residents include playwright George Bernard Shaw
Location: 2 Whitehall Court, SW1A 2EJ
Description: The Royal Horseguards hotel houses approximately 280 bedrooms. The listed building was built in 1884 and used by the secret service and was also partly occupied by government departments during World War I.
Incorporating deluxe suites and apartments, the Royal Horseguards has a restaurant which has been awarded an AA Rosette award which recognises the high quality of food offered and superior service skills.
More importantly, famous ex-residents include playwright George Bernard Shaw and 19th Century prime minister William Gladstone.