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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

Hornsey Wood Reservoir



Hornsey Wood Reservoir

The site of a spectacular subterranean secret reservoir.

Location: Finsbury Park

Description: Finsbury Park Reservoir is properly known as the Hornsey Wood Reservoir - an enormous underground reservoir situated below Finsbury Park.

It's inaccessible currently due to problems with the stability of the vast stonework interiors.

It was completed in 1868, the spoil of which was used to artificially build up the north-east section of the park. It's was covered by tennis courts (now long gone) and was capable of holding up to 5 million gallons of water.

Guy Ritchies Sherlock Holmes in 2009, and Paddington in 2014 were both filmed down here.


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Hornsey Wood Reservoir

The site of a spectacular subterranean secret reservoir.


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