London A to Z Runs : F   5 comments

F is for Film! And, as I was remiss in mentioning the studios two weeks ago on the E for Ealing run, this crawl is meant to set things right.

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Things started in Covent Garden with a trip to Nell of Old Drury which features in the Hitchcock film Frenzy (1972).

 

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Nell of Old Drury a few days before Halloween 2016

Unfortunately, I pulled up during hours the house is closed and had to go around the corner to The Covent Garden which was until recently the Globe where Richard Blaney, the protagonist, tended bar before getting accused of being a “Neck Tie” sex killer.

 

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Nell of Old Drury in Frenzy

 

With too much foot traffic on the main pavements, I headed to the wider paths of Embankment and spotted a sign for some Roman Baths hidden somewhere down those steps (something to keep in mind for the R run a few months from now):

 

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The next stop was the Lamb just inside the Leadenhall Market in the City of London.  This was the setting for the obligatory bar punch up when an American character is in England, this time in the John Wayne flick, Brannigan (1975).

 

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It’s hard to think of John Wayne without thinking of John Wayne was a Nazi by Millions of Dead Cops.  But, over the course of my brief pint there, I also associated him with The Ballad of the Green Berets and with John Wayne Gacy (perfect for the Halloween weekend).

 

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Leadenhall Market

 

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The run segment took me across London Bridge, through Borough, and out to Lambeth (one of my favourite central London neighbourhoods).

 

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A few hundred feet past the former Pelham Mission Hall, above, I found the Jolly Gardeners which was portrayed as The Drowning Trout, Vinnie Jones’ character’s local in Snatch (2000).

 

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The final stop was at the far end of the street, The Black Prince, which featured in another comic bookish movie called Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015).  The house is quite genteel compared to its portrayal in the picture.

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Not sure what to do for G, but for those of you keeping score that will be the next one of these London A to Z runs.  Suggestions are welcome.

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Posted October 30, 2016 by Drunken Bunny in Pubs, Running, Tourism

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