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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Kensington Registry Office
This is where Marc Bolan got married to June Child in 1970.
Location: Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EE
Description: Marc Bolan and June Child were married here in June, 1970, with guests including Mickey Finn, Peter Sanders, Jeff Dexter & George Underwood.
On New Year's day, 1960, acting hellraiser Oliver Reed married model Kate Byrne, his first wife here. They had one son, Mark, before their divorce in 1969.
It's also where pantomime and theatre legend Christopher Biggins got married to Beatrice Aston, despite both knowing he was gay, on December 22, 1971. He was 23 and gave his occupation as an art dealer, although he was already an actor by then.