Monday 29 April 2019

The Cinema Museum - Holiday In Seoul (1956), Guilty Hands (1931), Dangerous When Wet (1953) and My Brother Nikhil (2005)

Holiday In Seoul (1956) May 1st

Guilty Hands (1931) May 2nd

Dangerous When Wet (1953) May 5th

My Brother Nikhil (2005) May 5th
K-Cinema screening of  Holiday In Seoul (1956),
Wednesday 1st May @ 7pm
The London East Asia Film Festival presents Holiday in Seoul (1956) to celebrate 100 Years of Korean Cinema.
This thriller is directed by Lee Yong-min, and stars Neung-kyeol No and Mi-hie Yang.
A couple decide to spend a holiday in Seoul. The wife (Mi-hie Yang) is an obstetrician and the husband (Neung-kyeol No) a newspaper reporter. The husband gets a lead on a murder in the city, and leaves his wife to pursue it…
This screening is organised to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Korean cinema in partnership with Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Korean Film Archive. More details on
Advance tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.
Kennington Talkies presents Guilty Hands (1931), Thursday 2nd May @ 7:30pm
Kennington Talkies continues the Kay Francis season with Guilty Hands(1931), starring Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis and Madge Evans and directed by W. S. Van Dyke.
In this Pre-Code crime drama, a district attorney (Barrymore) kills his daughter’s womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé’s lover (Francis).

Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 during office hours to purchase direct from the Museum.
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Kennington Vintage presents Dangerous When Wet (1953), Sunday 5th May @ 2:30pm
Kennington Vintage continues a short season of Esther Williams musicals with Dangerous When Wet (1953), directed by Charles Walters and co-starring Fernando Lamas and Jack Carson.
Williams plays a member of a swimming-mad family who are persuaded to swim the English Channel. Features an animated swimming sequence with Tom and Jerry.

Advance tickets are £6 and may be purchased from Billetto, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 during office hours.
The Vito Project & Naz Project presents My Brother Nikhil (2005), Sunday 5th May @ 6pm
In this groundbreaking Indian drama, a famous swimmer, Nikhil Kapoor (Sanjay Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.
The Kapoors have been living in Goa for several years, and are a well-known and respected family. Navin Kapoor is now retired, and lives with his wife Anita (Lillete Dubey), his sportsman son Nikhil, and daughter Anamika (Juhi Chawla).
They are thrilled that Nikhil has been selected for a sports scholarship and will be representing Goa in a national swimming championship. But before that can actually happen, Nikhil is asked by his coach to take a break, seemingly to let some fresh youngsters take over. He is eventually dismissed from the swimming team, and the family begin to encounter hostile stares whenever they go out together.
Watch the climax as the Kapoors find out why the ground has been removed from under their feet, and if at all they are ready to accept the challenge together as a family or as embittered individuals who end up blaming each other.  Find out more here.
Advance tickets are £6.50 (3.50 concessions) - click below to purchase from outsavvy.
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Friday 26 April 2019

London Marathon Sunday 28th April 2019

The Virgin Money London Marathon App

The Official 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon App powered by TCS is available to download for iPhone and android now.
The app provides event week and Race Day information as well as letting you find and track participants during the race, locate points of interest on the route, and keep up with split times, leaderboard positions and results as the action unfolds.

The course

The downloadable PDFs below feature maps of the entire route of the Virgin Money London Marathon (and a detailed map of the finish area, along with info on where you should meet your loved ones after the race) to help you plan where to go on Race Day.
The maps also include an elite runners’ pace guide to help you to follow the top-flight action, plus a specially formulated mass-field pace guide so you will know when to keep an eye out for your loved ones as they come gasping and sweating along the road.
This year's Virgin Money London Marathon also features one of the strongest elite fieldsassembled in marathon history.

Bring a bottle

As the organiser of the greatest marathon in the world, London Marathon Events also wants to lead the world in mass-participation event sustainability.
You can play your part by ensuring you dispose of any rubbish in the bins provided and bring your own refillable water bottles. You can find the nearest place to refill bottles for free at

Getting around

With all roads closed (visit our road closures page for more details), the only way to get around is by public transport. London Underground, London Overground and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) lay on extra services on Race Day, and this is by far the best way to get around.
Before setting off, you need to prepare – spectating isn’t quite as tough as marathon training but it still needs some thought:
Travel light – you will be standing for hours on end, so keep your belongings to a minimum and try and leave as many valuables as you can at home.
Comfortable clothes (especially shoes) are a must. You should be prepared for a typical April day in London – sun, showers and wind.
It’s busy! If you are a regular commuter, think rush hour. If not, think what it’s like when you attend a concert or festival. You will often have to queue and some stations may be forced to shut temporarily while staff clear the crowds.
Expect to do lots of walking, including stairs and escalators – you should think carefully before bringing young children; pushchairs can also be troublesome.

Places to avoid

If you want to follow your loved ones and try to get a glimpse of them as they pass, we suggest that you avoid very crowded areas, where it can be difficult to find a viewing spot, hard to move around and tough to get in and out.
Busy areas include Greenwich town centre and the Cutty Sark. While the ship is undoubtedly a beautiful backdrop for the race, the crowds that are attracted here can make spectating uncomfortable and transport in and around Greenwich becomes particularly busy. We strongly advise spectators to avoid this area.
Tower Bridge is always extremely busy, as is anywhere from mile 24 to the finish in The Mall. Obviously many of you will eventually end up in this area later on in the day as you head to the runner meet and greet area in Horse Guards Road.

Spectator routes from central London stations

The mass race starts at 10:00 from Blackheath and Greenwich Park. We don’t suggest accompanying your runner to the start. The assembly areas are for runners only, so you will have to say goodbye well before race time anyway. There are a couple of options. All runners are entitled to free travel to the start on Southeastern trains from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and Victoria. If you were to say goodbye at any one of these stations, then it’s an easy transfer onto the London Underground to make your way onto the marathon route, get your spot and probably have time for some breakfast too!
We encourage runners to get to the starts early – the first trains leave central London at 06:50 – so if you travel into London together you will have plenty of time. You won’t be bored – the elite wheelchair race starts at 08:55, followed by the World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup (ambulatory) at 09:00 and the elite women at 09:15. The elite men will start at 10:00, followed by the masses.  
From Charing Cross you can take the Northern line southbound to Waterloo. Transferring onto the Jubilee line eastbound gives a number of options. From London Bridge station you can walk along Tooley Street to Tower Bridge Road and see the runners just before they cross Tower Bridge at mile 12. Or, walk over London Bridge into the City of London – the race passes underneath London Bridge.
If you are early enough (between 08:40 and 09:30) you will see the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon age-group races, which start just east of London Bridge. Later on, the main race passes by at mile 23.
If you keep walking you will reach Bank station, a major underground interchange. It also connects with the DLR, so you can head east out towards Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs to see the race between miles 14 to 21. Canada Water station on the Jubilee line is a short walk to mile nine at Surrey Quays. If you get back on the Jubilee line eastbound you can get to Canary Wharf (mile 19).
Another option from Charing Cross is to travel south one stop to Embankment and connect with the District & Circle lines eastbound. Get off at Tower Hill and you can watch the runners from a number of locations in this area BUT it will be very, very busy.
The best option is to walk from Tower Hill station to Tower Gateway on the DLR and head east out towards the Isle of Dogs.
Cannon Street and Victoria are also on the District and Circle lines – see suggested connections above.
If you are coming to Waterloo East station then you should head for Waterloo station on foot and follow the travel suggestions above.

London Underground update

For travel updates and to plan your journey using the London Underground, go to

London Overground

The London Overground has several stations on, or very close to, the marathon route – Surrey Quays, Canada Water (connect with the Jubilee line on the London Underground), Rotherhithe, Wapping and Shadwell (connect with the DLR). Trains run every 10 minutes throughout the day.
London Overground’s line from Surrey Quays to Clapham Junction links south east and south west London. With fast frequent services, this line offers connections to:
  • Canada Water
  • Clapham High Street
  • Clapham Junction
  • Highbury & Islington
  • Shadwell
  • Shoreditch High Street
  • Whitechapel
Please visit for weekly updates before the event and real-time travel information on Race Day.

MBNA Thames Clippers

MBNA Thames Clippers River Bus services run from key central London piers every 20 minutes. Hop on and off with River Roamer tickets, stopping at 15 piers across the city so you can get closer to the race. You can book your tickets in advance at

Mile 15

The large scale building project at Canary Wharf continues and therefore the popular viewing spot at Heron Quay roundabout (close to the former City Pride pub) at mile 15 will NOT be available. Access will be restricted and spectators should make alternative arrangements.
While the route through for runners is protected, the ongoing works will be fenced and inaccessible and it will not be possible to see runners at this location. All spectators should follow the directions of our event marshals who will advise and direct people to alternative viewing spots.

Mile 18

Spectating around the 18 mile point on Marsh Wall, the section of the route between the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf, is made difficult this year by two separate building works which have closed sections of the footway. Our advice is not to alight at South Quay DLR station to prevent having to cross the route at street level. Use transport services to take you to other parts of the route which are more accessible for viewing.

Canary Wharf & The Isle of Dogs (DLR)

Miles 14 to 21 on the London Marathon route are well served by a number of DLR stations. The DLR connects with London Underground at Canary Wharf (Jubilee line), Bank (District & Circle lines – connect at Monument station) and Tower Gateway (walk to Tower Hill – District & Circle lines.) So, when you want to head back towards the finish you can use these interchanges.  

Meeting up after the race

You will be reunited with your runner at the runner meet and greet area in Horse Guards Road and Horse Guards Parade. You will NOT be allowed into the secure area. Many of you will use the crossing points and pedestrian bridge in order to make your way to and from this area, we therefore would ask that you take the time to look over the map above and plan your route to and from the finish area carefully.
The closest stations to the finish area are indicated on the map (see PDF link above). For those arriving from St James’s Park station, please proceed along Queen Anne Gate where the crossing point will take you directly into the park. For people arriving from Victoria station, please use the footbridge on Spur Road. All the crossing points shown will be clearly signed and marshalled but bear in mind that these will be busy and you will often need to wait before you can cross.
Charing Cross and Embankment stations will involve a longer walk (approximately 20 minutes). However, these stations will be less crowded and you will not have to use the crossing points.

Runner meet and greet area

It can be very busy, so please take note of the following advice. There will be meeting points in Horse Guards Road and Horse Guards Parade with areas marked by letters of the alphabet – meet at your family initial or at another pre-arranged letter.
Please meet your runner at one of these meeting points. DO NOT congregate around the exit from the secure area at the top of Horse Guards Road. This causes massive congestion for exiting runners as well as other health and safety issues for the large numbers of people in this area. Both the Police and our security personnel are under strict instructions not to allow people to congregate here and to move them along.
Heavy mobile phone traffic on all networks means you may find it difficult to get a signal in and around the finish area. Therefore, do not rely on mobile phones but plan where to meet in advance.
Runners are more likely to run slower than their predicted time. After crossing the Finish Line it will take a minimum of 15 minutes and closer to 30-40 minutes to reach the runner meet and greet area. Remember to build these factors into your arrangements when planning to meet your runner.

And finally...

Make sure you have the details of your runner’s race number. It is the easiest way for our information point to identify them on our database.
There will be a PA system in operation throughout the day at the finish; this is only for the official race commentary and emergency announcements, NOT for friends and family seeking lost runners.  

TV & radio coverage

The BBC’s coverage of the Virgin Money London Marathon is multi-platform, with the audience able to follow the action on the BBC Sport website, the Red Button service and social media – as well as on traditional mainstream network television and radio.
The core television coverage has dedicated expert presenters, reporters and commentary teams guiding viewers through the event on BBC One – including highlights of the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon and Mini London Wheelchair Marathon.
Network television will also show highlights of the whole day on BBC Two. Please check TV listings for exact details, as they may change slightly.
The Red Button TV service gives separate expert commentary on a dedicated combined elite race feed, for those who want only elite race coverage, and then offers Finish Line coverage of all runners as they complete the race – accompanied by a graphics ticker containing messages sent in by friends and loved ones.
BBC Radio 5 live will also give comprehensive coverage of the event as usual – fronted by John Inverdale with lead commentators Mike Costello and Ed Harry, and reporters including Colin Paterson, Jennie Gow and Sonja McLaughlan.
BBC Radio London will feature live coverage and reports through the afternoon on BBC Radio London 94.9, BBC Radio London digital radio and BBC Radio London online.

Transport for London - 27 and 28 April - Weekend travel information

TfL email update

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 27 and 28 April, and the following week.

Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you.

London Underground
Circle line
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28  April, there will be no service on the entire line. This is due to line modernisation work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes.

District line
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, there will be no service between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington. This is due to line modernisation work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes.

Metropolitan line
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park. This is due to line modernisation work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes.

Hammersmith & City line
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, there will be no service between Moorgate and Hammersmith. This is due to line modernisation work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes.

See the latest status updates on London Underground, including a map of closures.
London Overground

Until further notice (except during planned line closures) there will be a reduced service every day between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is due to a lack of available trains. Trains will run about every 30 minutes. Supplementary buses will also run.

Tonight, Thursday 25 April, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45. This is due to Network Rail track work. Rail replacement buses will run.

On Sunday 28 April, there will be no service between:
  • Camden Road and Shepherd's Bush / Richmond until 12:00. This is due to Network Rail track work. Use local bus routes 220 or 228 between Willesden Junction and Shepherd's Bush. Rail replacement buses will run between Camden Road and Gunnersbury. Use the District line between Gunnersbury and Richmond
  • Gospel Oak and Barking until 13:00. This is due to late notice Network Rail track work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Alternative transport is still being finalised. Check before you travel


Until 17:00 on Sunday 28 April, passengers travelling between Tower Gateway and Beckton, or between Bank and Woolwich Arsenal will need to change trains at Poplar and Canary Wharf. This is for the London Marathon. An enhanced service will operate until 17:00 between Bank / Tower Gateway and Lewisham, and between West Ham and Prince Regent.
London Trams

On Wednesday 1 May, there is planned strike action by members of the ASLEF union. We will run as many services as possible but if the strike goes ahead, trams will be affected all day. Visit our Tram strike page for more information.

On Saturday 27 April, there will be no service between Sandilands and Birkbeck / Elmers End. This is due to bridge replacement and track renewal work. Tram replacement buses will run between East Croydon and Birkbeck / Elmers End.

See an overview of planned track closures for the next six months.

See the latest status updates on London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Trams, including a map of closures and information about rail replacement buses.
Buses and roads

Bus and road users may be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, though buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Central London - Tottenham Court Road has been switched to two-way traffic and a number of bus routes have been realigned as a result. Check before you travel to find out whether your bus has been affected.

Highbury - Highbury Corner roundabout has been switched to two-way traffic. Please drive carefully while pedestrians, cyclists and other traffic get used to the new two-way system. Pedestrians should look both ways and be careful when crossing the road.

Whitehall - Until 11:45 today, Thursday 25 April, Whitehall will be closed between Parliament Square and Horse Guards Avenue. This is due to an annual wreath laying ceremony.

Central London - From 19:00 tonight, Thursday 25 until 05:00 on Tuesday 30 April, London Wall will be closed in both directions between Aldersgate Street and Moorgate. This is due to roadworks.

North Circular Road - From 22:00 tomorrow, Friday 26 until 06:00 on Monday 29 April, the exit slip road at the junction of Ilford Interchange will be closed southbound on the North Circular Road. This is due to resurfacing works.

Whitehall - From 09:15 until 11:45 on Saturday 27 April, Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Parliament Square and Horse Guards Avenue. This is due to an annual wreath laying ceremony.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium - From 11:30 until 15:00 on Saturday 27 April, large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected in the Tottenham area for the Premier League football match between Tottenham and West Ham, with kick off at 12:30. Road closures will be implemented from 10:30 to allow the safe arrival of fans and will remain until 16:00 at the earliest. Delays are expected in the area for the duration of the match.

Westminster - From 13:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 27 April, there will be various short traffic holds across Westminster along the route of a march. A group will form up in Hamilton Place and march to Whitehall, via Piccadilly, Regent Street St James, Jermyn Street, Haymarket, Cockspur Street and into Whitehall where the march will conclude at the Cenotaph. Authorised stewards and will be marshalling the group along the route and implementing traffic holds at junctions.

London Marathon - From 04:00 until 19:00 on Sunday 28 April, there will be extensive road closures across London for the London Marathon. From 04:00, Charlton Way and Shooters Hill Road will be closed. From 06:30, Byward Street, Upper Thames Street, Victoria Embankment and Birdcage Walk westbound will be closed. From 07:00, there will be several road closures between Greenwich and Woolwich.

From 08:00, Evelyn Street, Surrey Quays Road, Salter Road, Brunel Road, Jamaica Road, Tower Bridge, The Highway, Narrow Street, Westferry Road, East Ferry Road, Marsh Wall, North Colonnade, Poplar High Street and Commercial Road will be closed. All roads will reopen by 19:00. Visit the London Marathon website for more information.

Central London - From 12:00 until 17:00 on Wednesday 1 May, there will be various road closures and short traffic holds across central London for a parade. At 12:00, the parade will form up at Clerkenwell Green. At 13:00, it will march to Trafalgar Square via Clerkenwell Road, Theobalds Road, Procter Street, Kingsway, Aldwych and Strand.

Check whether your bus is affected.

See the latest status updates on road travel.
Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
  • Bancroft Road, Bethnal Green, due to power outages
  • Cantrell Road, Bow, due to a road traffic accident
  • Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, for utility works
  • Wardour Street, Soho, for utility works
  • Dock Street, Wapping, part suspended for gas works
  • Cardinal Place, Victoria, removed due to building works
  • Portugal Street, Holborn, due to building works
  • Whiteley's, Bayswater, due to building works
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend due to the London Marathon:
  • Somerset House
  • Lower Thames Street
  • Embankment (Savoy)
  • Curlew Street
  • Tower Gardens
  • Nesham Street
  • Jubilee Plaza
  • Northumberland Avenue
  • Whitehall Place
Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.
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Museum of Brands - What's On - May

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Join us for this one-off interactive talk and tasting event, Thursday 16 May 6:30pm - 8:30pm, and discover the art and science of flavourings with fragrance specialist, Odette Toilette and flavourist Steve PearceEnjoy evening access to the Museum and go on a flavour trail round the exhibits to revisit the factory foods that defined the times. Tickets also include a drink and an instant noodle supper!
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Sing to Live, Live to Sing
We are proud to welcome community choir
Sing to Live, Live to Sing performing live in the museum on 18 May at 2pm. Taking inspiration from the museum collection, the group will be performing some of pop culture’s memorable classics as well as some lesser known gems. Free with Museum Admission. Book now
Family Fun - May Half Term

Looking for something to do this half term? We have something for the whole family! Take a trip down memory lane with our Time Tunnel and family trail, explore our interactive installation on Brand Memories and even add to the exhibition itself by drawing your favourite toys and sweets.
Don’t forget, under 7s go free! Visit us
Last Chance to See

Don't miss out on the final few weeks of two special exhibitions at the museum: Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers, closing 8 May, a celebration of 50 years of the iconic magazine &Can Marketing Save Lives?, closing 26 May, exploring the impact marketing has had on public health through the decades. All exhibitions free with general admission. Book now
Your Favourite Brand 

What is your favourite brand and why? Share your stories with us on our new interactive installation by designer Alex Fowkes. The installation will be a place to share and reminisce about products and brands special to you. See the artist at work and contribute to the wall in the museum Branding Hall starting 16 May. More information
Museum of Brands App

We are excited to launch Brand Challenge, an online game that will test your knowledge of consumer history. Complete the slogan, remember old jingles, and relive memorable moments in advertising history. Gather your parents and grandparents – or children and grandchildren – and create an unbeatable quiz team. Available 20 May on our website