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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
The Saint at the Halcyon
Location: 81 Holland Park, W11 3RZ
Description: Once a hotel for the rich, famous and not so famous to hideaway at, cue visits from Liam Gallagher, Mike Jagger and Liza Minnelli - this was the Halcyon Hotel up until 2002.
Alas now it is luxury flats so the place is pretty poor for celeb spotting.
However, it does have some Hollywood credentials...it was the star of the 1997 thriller 'The Saint' and was Simon Templar's (Val Kilmer) London base.
The Saint is a 1997 film based on the character of Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in 1928 for a series of books published as 'The Saint'.
The film stars Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue and Rade Serbedzija. It was directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Jonathan Hensleigh and Wesley Strick.