# Unexplained space before title after TOC

I have a main title page in my document, which is followed by a table of contents, then an actual title (without author or date and their respective predefined spacings) and yet I still end up with slightly more space at the top of the page than I want. Does anyone know why? Here is an example:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[intoc, english]{nomencl}
\usepackage{titling}
\usepackage[a4paper, total={6in, 8in}]{geometry}
\predate{}
\postdate{}

\title{Title 2}
\date{}

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\begin{center}
\vspace*{1cm}

\LARGE{\textbf{Main title}}

\vspace{0.5cm}
\Large
Research thing

\vspace{1.5cm}

\textbf{Author}

\vfill

\LARGE{Research exploring research}

\end{center}
\end{titlepage}
\break
\tableofcontents
\maketitle

\section{First section}
\end{document}

• Unrelated: size commands like \LARGE does not take arguments Feb 21 at 6:52
• @Matt add showframe as an option when loading geometry. I see no undue vertical space. Feb 21 at 7:13