MEET UP IN COLET GARDENS, HAMMERSMITH AT 9.30-10am
COMMENCE MEET AT 10.30am
THE ENTIRE MEET WILL BE CONDUCTED ON FOOT. IT IS A VERY EASY WALK TO COMPLETE AND ENDS WHERE WE START.
We will head off on foot to Hammersmith Underground Station. From here we'll get the Circle Line train to LATIMER ROAD STATION which is just a short 5 minute journey by tube.
If anyone does NOT want to travel via tube, it is a 15 minute drive to LATIMER ROAD STATION which is in BRAMLEY ROAD W10. IF YOU ARE DRIVING THERE YOU WILL NEED TO RESEARCH PARKING YOURSELF IN THAT AREA.
WE AIM TO START OFF FROM LATIMER ROAD STATION AT 11am SHARP!
We leave Latimer Road Station and walk to the following locations:
The Sweeney (Nightmare) - Farrel & Flynn's Used Furniture Shop
The Sweeney - Loving Arms / Minder - Around The Corner / Quadrophenia - The Bramley Arms Pub (Closed)
Minder - Long Ride Back To Scratchwood - The Embassy Cafe
Minder - Car Lot Baggers - Wally West's Car Lot
Robbery! - Frank jumps from the Jag (pt 22)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 13)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 23)
Robbery! - Where Policeman smashes Jag windscreen (pt 12)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 11)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 10)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 9)
Robbery! (The Gang under Police Guard)
Minder - The Winchester Club (Series 2, 4, 5 & 6)
The Sweeney (I Want The Man) - Julies Restaurant
The Sweeney (Nightmare) - Myriad Antiques
Minder On The Orient Express - The Winchester Club (Rear Entrance)
WALK TO OUR LUNCH / REFRESHMENT PUB which is a 15 minute walk and allowing 90 minutes here 1pm - 2.30pm
Leaving our lunch break venue, we will walk to the following locations:
Sweeney 2 - Jack's Flat (Also featured in The Professionals episode - The Purging Of CI5)
Steptoe & Son - Harold & Zita get married
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 4)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 5)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 27)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 3)
*Bonus Location announced on the day
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 6)
Robbery! - Police Jag Pursues (pt 8)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 16)
Robbery! - Jag Chase (pt 7)
Steptoe & Son Ride Again - Diana Dors House (gone) & Old Lady in tower block
Robbery! - Police Jag Pursues (pt 1)
Robbery! - Police Jag Pursues (pt 2)
Robbery! - Police Jag Pursues (pt 3)
From Here we will take the 2 minute walk back to Latimer Road Station in Bramley Road W10. This should be around 5pm.
We will get the Hammersmith & City or Circle Line train back to Hammersmith.
Once back in Hammersmith, we will walk to a yet to be decided pub nearby for a meal and a few drinks (Possibly The Brook Green Hotel or similar). People are free to do as they wish from this point onwards.
Right. That's about it. A mammoth 31 locations all within walking distance in a marvellous part of London that was used so much for filming back in the golden era. Some of the scenes have changed beyond recognition, some are still the same today. I'll be happy to point out "exact spots" during the tour. It'll really give you a great insight to how some of this area changed around the time of filming or just after.
Any questions about any aspect of the itinerary then please feel free to ask.
I hope everyone likes the look of the plan and are looking forward to it more than ever now!
Here is a small sample of what we'll be seeing (Click to enlarge)
Yess!!! Superb Gene, really looking forward to this. Pleased to see some Sweeney locations but the Robbery chase locations will be good to see too. Also gives me an excuse to get the Steptoe films and watch them. I am not overly familiar with Minder but who doesn't know The Winchester?
Should be another top 4:3 meet, it's certainly got all the right ingredients