IN THE NEWS
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
About A Boy in Notting Hill
Will takes a call from Marcus while having his hair done
Location: 243 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W11 2SE
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.
A feel-good comedy that sees Hugh Grant as Will, trying to get more of a life whilst dealing with Nicholas Hoult as Marcus and Academy Award nominee Toni Collette as Fiona.
And so to this location...well this is the hairdresser where Will gets a call from Marcus.
It was called 'Parsons Skott', just off Portobello Road, but it has since closed.
Tagged in this Tour: About A Boy - Film Locations