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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.
Charles Dickens Childhood Home
Once home to a very young Charles Dickens
Location: 16 Bayham Street, NW1
Description: And so to this very address... it's actually 141 Bayham Street now...but then it was number 16.
Charles Dickens lived here as a child on Bayham Street in Camden but sadly the house has since been demolished.
Luckily some bright spark decided to mark the location with a blue plaque, so that's good news.
'Charles John Huffam Dickens' (7 February 1812 to 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London