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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Gong at 142 Portobello Road...star of the 'Notting Hill' (1999).
Location: 142 Portobello Road, W11 2DZ
Description: You can easily miss Hugh Grant's 'travel bookshop'. At the time of filming, it was Nicholl's Arcade, an antique shop. It's now furniture shop Gong at 142 Portobello Road...of course star of the British blockbuster 'Notting Hill' (1999).
Tagged in this Tour: The London Rom-Com Tour