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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
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.