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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th January 1958 Squeeze pianist & TV presenter Jools Holland was born in Blackheath, London.
24th January 1664 Born today: John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)
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.