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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
Fulham Broadway's Sliding Doors
The station where Gwyneth alights the train in Sliding Doors.
Location: Fulham Road
Description: The District line's Fulham Broadway Station was formerly known as Walham Green until it changed in 1952. It's entrance built in 1905 is grade II listed but the station itself dates back to 1880.
It was made famous by being featured in Gwyneth Paltrow's feature film Sliding Doors where she leaves the train station with John Hannah. Note the exit has changed since the introduction of the new 2003 ticket hall here.
Being close to Stamford Bridge, on the night of 21 May 2008, this was also the scene of riots after Chelsea's defeat by Manchester United in the Champions League Final.