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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
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.