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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
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.