Hitchcock Begins

Famous film director Alfred Hitchcock was born here in Leytonstone in 1899 – his family ran a grocer’s shop on the High Road. However, if you were to try to find the exact building you’d be disappointed, because it no longer exists! There’s a clue you’re close to the spot on the nearest building – it’s covered in huge painted birds – and right next to it there’s a rather ordinary Jet petrol station. And on the wall of that petrol station is a blue plaque stating that Hitchcock was born ‘near this site’ 🙂

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