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All Saints Church in South London is built on the remains of a thousand years old church. Seven Anglo-Saxon kings had their coronation ceremony in the area. It’s believed that the Coronation Stone was the ceremonial site. The base of the stone has a coin from the monarchy of each of the seven rulers.
Musician Eric Clapton and actor Tom Holland attended Kingston College in the area. Comedian Lorna Watson, actress Katherine Parkinson, model Chloe Hayward, and businesswoman Alison Cooper went to Tiffin Girls’ School in South London.
The Bill police drama was filmed in Mitcham and Colliers Wood. Square Enix Europe, the European subsidiary of video game company Square Enix, is located in Wimbledon. This district is the home to the world’s oldest tennis tournament. Wimbledon Tennis Championships was established in 1877.
South London is the home of the biggest movie screen in Britain. Located between Waterloo Station and Southbank Centre, BFI IMAX measures 26m by 20m for a total screen size of 520m squared. Owned by the British Film Institute, operated by Odeon Cinemas this venue offers 485 seats.
The O2 Arena situated in South London is so extremely large that it can fit the Statue of Liberty or the Great Pyramid of Giza inside. At the moment, it is the largest structure of its kind in the world.
The borough of Bromley in South London was the birthplace of H. G. Wells, the author of The Time Machine. The list of other famous people that lived in the area include David Bowie and Billy Idol.