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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
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.