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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
London's 9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 memorial garden opposite the American Embassy in London
Location: Grosvenor Square, London
Description: This is the 9/11 memorial to the British people who died in New York's World Trade Centre terror attack. The names of the British victoms are inscribed on the wall here.
The quotation is from the American poet Henry Van Dyke. Part of a steel girder from the World Trade Center is buried underneath this.
There was a short ceremony for family members and guests on the 11th September 2003 when HRH The Princess Royal officially opened the garden. The garden was opened to the general public on the 13th September 2003.