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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
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.