My ten-hour flight from LAX left yesterday at 5:55 pm, touched down at Heathrow today at 12:15 pm. Long overnight flights in coach are never pleasant. Heathrow Express to Paddington Station (20 pounds), Circle Line to Sloane Square. Bought an umbrella. Filing as fast as I can in my Kings Road flat right now before heading over to BFI London Film Festival headquarters to pick up my pass. Galavanting tonight. The press screening of Saving Mr. Banks happens tomorrow morning at 10 am. Variety critic Scott Foundas is travelling from Lyon (where he’s been attending Thierry Fremaux‘s Institut Lumiere Festival) to London tonight or early tomorrow morning to review Banks. As mentioned earlier, the Disney embargo forbids reviews before 11 pm Sunday (or 3 pm L.A. time).

Circle Line platform at Paddington Station — Saturday, 10.19, 1:35 pm.

Sloane square

Near intersection of Kings Road and Edith Grove.