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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd June 1944 Born today: Peter Asher, London, singer (Peter and Gordon-World Without Love)
22nd June 1922 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
22nd June 1911 The Coronation of George V in Westminster Abbey.
22nd June 1887 Born today: Julian S Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog
22nd June 1749 Actor David Garrick married Eva Marie Veigel, a German dancer in opera choruses.
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.