Although most research these days can be done online, you still can't beat an old fashioned location visit.
Therefore yesterday Steve and I kicked off work on our forthcoming graphic novel by heading into the old East End. More specifically, we made a beeline for Whitechapel Art Gallery:
It's an extremely interesting place, nestled next to Aldgate East tube station, with fantastic architecture and some fairly interesting art too. We were gratified to find that yes, they do indeed have a portrait of the Krays.
Colud the staircase be important? Probably not, but at this early stage, anything is possible...