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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
This is one of the locations for The Bourne Ultimatum.
Location: Waterloo Road, SE1 8SW
Description: London's Waterloo Railway Station sees more passengers than any other station in the United Kingdom. It dates from 1922 and is partly Grade II listed, but there has been a station here since 1848.
It's in zone 1 and serves South West London, Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset and parts of Berkshire. Stations served include Chessington South, Hampton Court, Wimbledon, Epsom, Dorking, Guildford, Woking, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Winchester and Exeter.
The station has featured in TV and films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Incendiary, London to Brighton, The Russian Dolls, Franklyn, Waking the Dead, The Commander, Spooks, The Apprentice, The Bill, Top Gear, and Only Fools and Horses.