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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
The Circus comes to Blythe House
As seen in the superb 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' remake
Location: 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington, W14 0QX
Description: Blythe House, a treasure trove of fascinating artefacts from the V&A archives, is the storehouse for the archive of Art and Design, the V&A Theatre and Performance collections and the Beatrix Potter Collections.
It is also a sought after film location.
Not least for the superb way in which it was used in the the 2011 crime thriller remake 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley, and co-starring Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kathy Burke and Ciaran Hinds.
In this simply superb remake, Blythe House was used as the location for 'The Circus'.
View the official trailer here - http://youtu.be/Aco15ScXCwA