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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.
22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.
22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.
22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.
Newport Street Gallery
This is Damien Hirst's purpose built art gallery.
Location: Newport Street, Vauxhall, SE11 6AJ
Description: Newly renovated (and Designed by architects Caruso St John) in 2016 this gorgeous gallery presents exhibitions of work from Damien Hirsts art collection.
Spanning 37,000 square feet across six exhibition spaces, exhibitions vary between solo and group shows and admission to the gallery is free.
The construction of Newport Street Gallery involved the conversion of three listed buildings, which were purpose-built in 1913 to serve as scenery painting studios for the booming Victorian theatre industry in London's West End.