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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th September 1970 Rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies in London.
18th September 1962 Footballer John Fashanu was born in Kensington.
18th September 1946 Actor Nicholas Clay was born in Streatham.
18th September 1922 Brass Band composer Ray Steadman-Allen was born in Clapton.
18th September 1809 The Royal Opera House opened for the first time.
Berezovsky's Stanley House
One of Chelsea's finest mansions now in Russian hands.
Location: Stanley House, Chelsea, London
Description: This eight-bedroom, seventeenth-century Stanley House in Chelsea was bought for 10m by Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky in 2005. It has Chelsea's third largest garden.
When the builder's were installing his new marble bath in 2006, one of the existing cast iron beams gave way and caused a mini collapse of the floor and ceiling.
Stanley House is a Grade 2* listed building sitting in a one acre site.
It's named after Sir Robert Stanley whose family owned the house and area in the 17th century.