The Ealing Studios classic The Lavender Hill Mob is being re-released later this month.

do you think Alec knew one day he would say: "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine...."

Fans of the classic movie, and two other Ealing comedies Hue & Cry and Passport to Pimlico, are in for a treat. To coincide with the re-release on July 22nd, three exclusive bike tours around some of the most iconic London locations used in the films have been created  by Tally Ho! Cycle Tours and British cinema expert Richard Dacre.

That’s not all though, participants get to ride a 1920s-style British-made bike and each tour will end with a screening of one of the films at Vintage at Southbank Centre.

Vintage at Southbank Centre is a three day festival celebrating the style of the 1920s to the 1980s, and presents an exciting mix of music, fashion, film, art, design and dance.

If this sounds like your cup of tea visit Vintage Festival section of the Tally Ho Cycle tours site for tickets and more details.

In the meantime take a look at our favourite clip from The Lavender Hill Mob. It features the one and only Audrey Hepburn who was unknown at the time. It was reported that after filming the scene Alec Guinness, who plays Henry Holland in the film, called his agent and said:

“I’ve just filmed a scene with a girl, I’ve no idea who she is or even if she can act…but I know she’s going to be a star! Someone should sign her up quick.”

 

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