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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London
26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.
26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.
26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London
26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist
26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
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.