QUIRK for this WEEK

At the beginning of every week a 'Quirk' is posted here. This 'Quirk' is usually an event taking place in London during the week or at the weekend which is unique and quirky and may not have been widely advertised.


Anomalous London tries to find these anomalous events to keep the enjoyment of the glorious capital city of London alive. The Archive has details of past quirky events along with some lovely pictures. 


London Film Museum

Covent Garden, London

                                      Till March 2015


The largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles has been brought to London by EON productions and the London Film Museum, which is the only film museum of its kind in Great Britain, promoting the Film Industry and the talent within it.

This exciting family exhibition has transformed the entire London Film Museum space in Covent Garden allowing Bond fans to see the most up to date collection, including for the first time in the UK, the 1/3 scale model of Agusta Westland’s AW101 helicopter used whilst filming 2012’s Skyfall. The exhibition features a wide range of vehicles, boats, cars, gliders, bikes, miniature models, action sequence boards, vehicle concept art and props from all of the James Bond films.

Iconic cars that have featured in the all action Bond vehicle chases will also be on display, including ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1, from The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977, the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, 1964 and the Aston Martin DB5 from Golden Eye, 1995. Other quirky objects on display include Bond’s evaluation report, from Skyfall 2012, his passport, credit card and watches.

The Exhibition is open all week. The Museum Shop has lots of merchandise and quirky gift items. This year celebrates 50 years of the iconic Goldfinger James Bond movie.

It was over 50 years ago, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman first brought Ian Fleming’s now iconic character to the big screen with Dr No. From the outset —with that first chase sequence featuring 007 behind the wheel of a blue Alpine Sunbeam while Dr No’s assassins gave chase — Harry and Cubby understood the importance of James Bond’s thrilling vehicle sequences.

Each vehicle on display at the exhibition has the relevant chase sequence on a screen in the background, bringing to life the whole scene.

There is also a photo opportunity at the exhibition to have your personal Bond picture taken as a momento!

An enjoyable day out. After you can visit some quirky restaurants  and bars in Covent Garden.

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