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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th August 1967 The Beatles met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at The Park Lane Hilton.
24th August 1961 Born today: Mark Bedders Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
24th August 1961 Mad Men actor Jared Harris was born in London.
24th August 1957 Comedian Stephen Fry born in Hampstead, London.
24th August 1954 William Heatherton's Reluctant Debutante, premieres in London
24th August 1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
24th August 1861 Swimming prodigy Agnes Beckwith is born in Lambeth, London.
24th August 1861 Mathematician and computing pioneer Ada Lovelace was born in London.
24th August 1841 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, dies in Fulham
24th August 1591 Bachelor Poet Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London.
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.