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The Rolling Stones London Tour
The Rolling Stones London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

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.

About A Boy in Maida Vale



About A Boy in Maida Vale

Will failed in love here in classic comedy About A Boy

Location: 215 Sutherland Avenue, Maida Vale, W9

Description: 'About a Boy' is a 2002 comedy-drama film directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz, based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby.

It stars Hugh Grant as Will Freeman, a cynical, immature young man who is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy (Nicholas Hoult as Marcus).

Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling novel, this classic British comedy was filmed all over the capital, including this very location - 'Otto Dining Lounge'.

In fact it is here in the movie that Hugh Grant, sorry Will, manages to split up with a series of increasingly enraged women!

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