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Westfield Stratford City East
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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.

WH Smith lived here



WH Smith lived here

Bookseller and MP WH Smith lived here.

Location: 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater

Description: Every high street and station or terminal has one, a WH Smith, the retail king of stationery and newspapers.

William Henry Smith was not just a retail pioneer, but also a very high profile MP and twice was the Secretary of State for War. He later became the Leader of the House of Commons.

Smith (1825-1891) lived here in this unusual and grand white facade mansion.


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WH Smith lived here

Bookseller and MP WH Smith lived here.


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