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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury dies in Kensington.

24th November 1952 Agatha Christie's Mousetrap opens in London (still running)

24th November 1628 John Ford's Lover's Melancholy, premieres in London

Kensington Registry Office



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.


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Kensington Registry Office

This is where Marc Bolan got married to June Child in 1970.


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