IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
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