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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
Quadrophenia Party House
The Quadrophenia house party scene was filmed here.
Location: Clarendon Gardens, Wembley, London
Description: This is where the infamous house party scene in 1979 mods and rockers flick 'Quadrophenia' was filmed.
A house party gets out of control in suburbia and the garden gets torn up by Jimmy on his scooter.
All the party scenes were actually filmed inside this house.
Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film based on the 1973 rock opera album Quadrophenia by The Who. The film stars Phil Daniels in the leading role as a Mod named Jimmy. The film also stars Toyah Willcox, Mark Wingett, Leslie Ash, Ray Winstone, Timothy Spall, Gary Shail, Phil Davis, Michael Elphick, Kate Williams, Sting, John Altman and Trevor Laird. It was directed by Franc Roddam in his feature directing debut.
Tagged in this Tour: The Who in London