A local Zombie movie!

The Mercury Mall in Romford designed a community film project to make a film called ‘Death Walks’ – it’s a Zombie horror film which has been filmed in the shopping centre. The film is a zero budget movie and used over 700 local people who gave up time to be part of the project.

It is also part of the British Horror Film Festival which is showing films in Leicester Square. Make sure you watch the clip and then catch the full film – be prepared to be turned .. .. ..

More details and to watch a trailer click here.

Death Walks, 95 mins
Director: Spencer Hawken
Writer: Spencer Hawken
Producers: Spencer Hawken & Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty
Cast:  Lucinda Rhodes, Francesca Ciardi, Jessie Williams & Jon Guerriero

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Crossrail Tunnelling Completed

A milestone has been reached with the completion of the tunnelling work for the Crossrail project – this enormous engineering project sees 100km of new rail track with 21km of twin-bore tunnels – not to mention the 10 new stations!

London24 has a great article including some terrific images of the tunnel – quite amazing when you think about what is being done underground in our city.

More details on their website click here.

Media House 539 High Road Ilford IG1 1UD
 Call : 020 8478 444

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Scam Alert – roadworks

Havering Council has issued a scam alert to residents after bogus workmen have tried to con residents when roadworks have been taking place in their street.

The Scammers have claimed that:

Drains blocked causing problems for the street
Garden walls that are unsafe and will fall into the street causing potential injury to passers by
Paving outside of house being renewed and that they were from the council, the homeowner had problems with tree, that equipment would have to be hired to do work, and that this had to be done before paving could be replaced.

Workmen from Havering Council or utility companies will NEVER ask for money from residents while work is taking place.

More details on their website click here.

London Borough of Havering · Town Hall, Main Road, Romford RM1 3BB
 Call 01708 434343

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Steamer Trading Cook Shop

Their handsome Victorian building required extensive restoration before reopening as a beautiful Steamer Trading shop in 2011. Situated over two floors, there is a fantastic selection of kitchen equipment – from the best Japanese knives to the latest espresso makers and every piece of cookware, bakeware or kitchen tool imaginable.

Venture up to the first floor – there is a lift if you’re laden down with shopping! – for a wonderful selection of tableware, glassware and design ranges – and we even do wedding lists.

A cooks dream shop ;} very much worth a visit!

More details on their website click here.

Steamer Trading Cook Shop, 71 High Street, Brentwood CM14 4RW
 Call 01277 230019

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Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H. Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The house is protected by the government due to its “special architectural and historical interest”, while the 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian Times.

More details on their website click here.

Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221B Baker Street, London. NW1 6XE
 Call 0207 224 3688

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Old Operating Theatre Museum

The Operating Theatre is found in the roof space of an English Baroque Church. At first glance this placement seems bizarre. It makes more sense when it is realised that the wards of the South Wing of St. Thomas’ Hospital were built around St. Thomas’ Church.

Placing the Theatre in the Herb Garret of the Church provided a separation from the ward. It gave a separate entrance for students, and afforded a measure of sound proofing. In 1815 the Apothecary’s Act, which required apprentice apothecaries to attend at public hospitals, meant that hordes of students poured in to watch operations.

Another really unusual and interesting place to visit!

More details on their website click here.

Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9a St Thomas Street, London. SE1 9RY
 Call 0207 188 2679

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Magic Circle Museum

See the actual handcuffs used by Harry Houdini and hear his voice. The cups and balls used by HRH Prince Charles when he took his examination to become a member are also on display.

Learn how the great illusionist, Chung Ling Soo was shot dead during a performance an 1918. Discover how the British army used a famous magician to make the Suez Canal invisible to enemy bombers in 1941 and see some of the rare collectable gems of Robert-Houdin, the father of modern magic.

More details on their website click here.

Magic Circle Museum, 12 Stephenson Way, London. NW1 2HD
 Call 0207 387 2222

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Dennis Severs’ House

Something very special – wander through this amazing house as if you had travelled back to the 18th century – lit by candle you will enjoy the smells and sounds of the house – featured on television this is a real gem.

Each room is the equivalent to a canvas that Dennis Servers has used to recreate the family home of Huguenot silk weavers named Jervis – who can be heard but always seem to be just out of sight. You travel through the house in a silent search through the 10 rooms.

More details and opening times on their website click here.

Dennis Severs' House, 18 Folgate Street, London. E1 6BX
 Call 0207 247 4013

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The Brunel Museum

Scheduled Ancient Monument, International Landmark Site, Oldest Tunnel in the Oldest Underground in the World. Down the River Thames, the launch ramps of Brunel’s Great Eastern, accessible by Thames Clipper and Masthouse Terrace Pier.

The Grand Entrance Hall, where young Brunel nearly drowned, has been opened up after 150 years, and the Museum is launching a campaign to fit out the huge chamber as a performance space. Guided descents Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (check times) when intrepid visitors enter by narrow doorway and temporary staircase into a secret chamber.

More details on their website click here.

The Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe. E16 4LF
 Call 0207 231 3840

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Anaesthesia Heritage Centre

The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre at the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland was founded from a donation by A Charles King but has since embraced numerous contributions.

The collection encompasses the entire history of anaesthesia, from Morton’s demonstration of ether inhalation in 1846 to modern anaesthetic machines and appliances still in use today. An archive and library provide excellent facilities for research into the history of anaesthesia.

Somewhere really unusual to visit!

More details on their website click here.

Anaesthesia Heritage Centre, 21 Portland Place, London. W1B 1PY
 Call 020 7631 1560

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