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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born 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