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The Romantic Locations of One Day
Posted June 23, 2011 to photo album "The Romantic Locations of One Day"
From Scotland to Northern France, One Day’s 20-year saga visits some stunning locations.
London: Floridita / Metza
In a scene that captures the luxury and excess of the 1990s, Dexter and Emma have it out in a public squabble at a posh London restaurant. The location for the scene is Floridita, a Cuban-style cafe that is situated in the center of London’s trendy Soho district. Above this café lays Metza, a mega restaurant opened in 1995 by Sir Terence Conran, London’s grand designer and restaurateur. Even more interesting is the building's earlier history as the Marquee nightclub. Soon after the Marquee opened at 90 Wardour Street in 1964, it became one of the London’s most happening rock clubs. In the 1960s, groups like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Yes, and Pink Floyd––to name just a few––got their first gigs playing at The Marquee. New wave and punk took over in the 70s with groups like Joy Division, The Cure, and The Police. When The Sex Pistols opened there, Johnny Rotten made such a scene that he became one of the few musicians banned from The Marquee. In the 1980s, a newer wave hit with U2, Duran Duran and Erasure. The club appears prominently in the Wham! music video for “I’m Your Man.” By the end of the 80s, The Marquee was sold off for redevelopment before being bought up and transformed into the chic restaurants that now exist there.