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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
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.