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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
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.