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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Marylebone Registry Office
The site of many celebrity weddings including 2 Beatles!
Location: Marylebone Road, NW1 5PT
Description: The Marylebone Register Office is today known as the Westminster Register Office, open for marriages and civil ceremonies. It has seen some famous faces through it's doors...
Beatle Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman got married here on the 12th of March 1969 while fellow Beatle Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) and Barbara Goldbach got married here 12 years later on the 27th of April 1981 (four months after John Lennon's murder). Liverpool's favourite TV presenter Cilla Black married Bobby Willis here in 1969.
In 1997 Oasis' Liam Gallagher secretly married actress Patsy Kensit here.
Comedian Tony Hancock married his mistress Freddie here on 2nd December 1965.
On Valentines day 2008, the 14th of February, Liam once again tied the knot at the register office, this time to his girlfriend of eight years, Nicole Appleton.
Tagged in this Tour: Tony Hancock's Half Hour Tour