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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
The Lolita House
This is the house featured in Kubrick's 1962 classic Lolita.
Location: Highburgh House, Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 8JF
Description: This is the splendid 9 bedroom house used for the exterior's of Charlotte Haze's West Ramsdale, New Hampshire home featured in Stanley Kubrick's controversial 1962 adaption of Vladimir Nabkov's novel Lolita.
It was Kubrick's first production in the UK starring James Mason, Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters. Errol Flynn was due to play the lead before legal issues ruled him out.
This private landmark home is little changed in the 50+ years since the film was made.
It was listed on the market in 2014 at £1.65m.