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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
Notting Hill's Wedding Scene
This is where Notting Hills wedding scene was filmed.
Location: 31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Bayswater
Description: The wedding scenes in the finale to the 1999 hit movie Notting Hill were filmed here in the Zen Garden of the Hempel Hotel.
The Hempel Hotel was a luxury 5-star hotel, built in 1997, a small boutique hotel with Zen inspiration, designed by Anouska Hempel, and featuring mostly white everything.
The hotel was a favourite of Victoria Beckham and the late superstar Michael Jackson reserved the entire hotel during his stay in 2006.
It was sold in 2013, demolished, and a luxury apartment block has replaced it.