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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
Run Fatboy..... Run
The classic rom-com was filmed in part on this road
Location: 21 Meynell Crescent, Hackney, E9
Description: In this 2007 British romantic comedy film directed by David Schwimmer and written by Michael Ian Black and Simon Pegg - Simon Pegg stars alongside Dylan Moran, Thandie Newton, Harish Patel, India de Beaufort and Hank Azaria.
Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) is about to marry Libby (Thandie Newton), his pregnant fiancee. However, he gets cold feet and runs away during the preparation for the wedding.
Five years later, his life has gone in circles ever since. When Dennis discovers that Libby has started seeing high-flying go-getter Whit (Hank Azaria), with their son, Jake, he realizes it's now or never.
He finds out that Whit is running the Nike River Marathon in London, and to prove himself to his doubting friends and, most importantly, Libby and his son, he decides to run the race himself. Dennis receives motivation from his two 'coaches', Gordon (Dylan Moran), his best friend who has made a hefty bet on Dennis succeeding, and Mr. Ghoshdastidar (Harish Patel) his landlord, who uses unorthodox methods of training, such as a spatula.
And so to this location...
It's in Hackney that Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) does a runner on what was intended to be his wedding day to Libby Odell (Thandie Newton), from her home, 21 Meynell Crescent, north of Victoria Park, in a very nice part of Hackney, London E9.