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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Lord Snowdon lived here
Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon's love nest.
Location: 59 Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey, SE16 4NF
Description: This is where budding photographer Lord Snowdon lived while dating The Queen's sister Princess Margaret. They were every bit the modern couple, living a normal enough life, washing their own dishes, etc.
It backs on to the Thames and was the perfect romantic hideaway prior to moving into 21-room apartment 1a at Kensington Palace.