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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Hugh Grant finds Love
Hugh Grant rocked up here in 'Love Actually' at number 102
Location: 102 Poplar Road, Herne Hill, SE24
Description: In the 2003 RomCom 'Love Actually', Prime minister Hugh Grant sweeps into Poplar Road with a police escort in his search for Martine McCutcheon and strikes gold at No 102, this very location.
'Love Actually' was a worldwide box office hit in 2003 with a host of British acting talent on show...Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley as and Colin Firth...to name but a few.