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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
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