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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
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.