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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North 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.