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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
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.