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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.
Europe's longest daily street market is situated in Walthamstow.
Location: Hoe Street to St James's Street, E17
Description: Europe's longest daily street. Walthamstow market is situated only thirtyminutes from the centre of London. With four hundred and fifty stalls and three hundred shops, stretching from Hoe Street to St James's Street, plus Selborne Walk Shopping Centre offering the best bargains in town.