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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
The Duke of Wellington Pub
Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts and a classic London Boozer
Location: 179 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 2ED
Description: This is the Duke of Wellington public house, made famous by British Comedy 'Notting Hill'.
The pub can be seen in the opening scenes of the 1999 box office smash cinema as Hugh Grant walks down Portobello Road to his second-hand bookshop where he meets Julia Roberts.
The Duke of Wellington is a stunning traditional pub set in the heart of vibrant Portobello Road. The friendly atmosphere reflects the truly multi cultural area in which it stands. Locals brush shoulders with antiques dealers and tourists share drinks with musicians.
Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on 21 May 1999. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis, who had written Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Rom-Com Tour