Plaque: Gainsborough Film Studios
London Borough of Hackney
The Gainsborough Film Studios, 1924 - 1949.
Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Balcon, Ivor Novello, Gracie Fields, ‘The Lady Vanishes’, ‘The Wicked Lady’ worked and were filmed here.
Hackney owns up: "The plaque states that 'The Wicked Lady' was filmed at Gainsborough when it was in fact filmed at the Gainsborough Lime Grove Studios at Shepherds Bush."
Site: Gainsborough Film Studios (1 memorial)
N1, Poole Street
Opposite, in Shoreditch Park, you will find Hitchcock's Reel, a sculpture by John Edwards in the form of a giant metal film reel, without the film. Prior to about 2015 this used to be at the Leonard Street / Paul Street junction.