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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd July 2005 Mohammed Afroze sentenced to 7 years jail for plotting to bomb London on 9/11.

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.go to related location

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

Trains, Films and Lara



Trains, Films and Lara

A working ghost station that lends a lot to Lara's success

Location: Lincoln's Inn Fields, off Holborn, WC2A

Description: Aldwych tube station is now a disused station formerly on the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground.

Surrounded on either side by the buildings of King's College London. As the terminus of a short branch from Holborn, the station opened as Strand station on 30 November 1907 and closed on 30 September 1994.

The station was renamed 'Aldwych' in 1917 so that the name Strand could be given to what later became the Northern Line part of Charing Cross tube station.

Over the years the station has been a popular location for film and television companies wanting to film on the Underground. As the branch is entirely self-contained and closed at weekends, its facilities could be put at the disposal of film crews much more easily than those of more active parts of the underground.

And so to Lara Croft...the station is featured on level 12 of the Tomb Raider game where lovely Lara takes on killing those rats!

Since 1994, the branch's remaining platform at Aldwych (Platform 5, Platform 6) closed in 1917) has been used to test mock-up designs for new platform signage and advertising systems.


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Trains, Films and Lara

A working ghost station that lends a lot to Lara's success


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