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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
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.