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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
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.