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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
Queen Mary's Rose Garden
This is where one of the greatest collections of roses exists.
Location: Regents Park, NW1 4NR
Description: Queen Mary's Rose Garden in Regent's Park is one of the greatest formal rose gardens, with more than 60,000 plants in radiating beds or scrambling along ropes in Fragonard swags.
It was added in 1828, with the London Zoo, and were originally called the gardens of the Royal Botanic Society.