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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
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
Tagged in this Tour: Ollie's Day in London
Tagged in this Tour: Harry Potter Tour of London