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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
The Hogwart Express
Where Hogwart's Express disappears into the wall!
Location: Platform 9, King's Cross Station
Description: In the film of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone the Hogwarts Express departs from here Platform 9 3/4, which actually has it's own sign/plaque on the arched wall between Platforms 4 and 5. We like the people at network rail for doing this.
We like them even more though for the art installation of a shopping trolley disappearing into the wall. Give it a pull!
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012
Tagged in this Tour: Movies and Dreams
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Tagged in this Tour: Harry Potter Tour of London