Film Maps

By Rob Last edited 153 months ago
Film Maps

Visit London ("London's official website" apparently....pfff, yeah right) are now offering a "a movie map" based on the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

The map is designed to "pinpoint the hang outs of the capital’s most famous singleton" and includes attractions such as Rigby & Peller on Conduit Street, the "ultra hip" Light bar in Shoreditch and the Italian fountains in Kensington Gardens.

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You can download it here (PDF file).

Londonist thinks Visit London might be missing a trick here. Previous 'film maps' have included Love Actually and Thunderbirds. Have these people no imagination?

What's wrong with sending tourists to some of the locations used in Gary Oldman's Nil By Mouth? And what about the Salisbury pub on Green Lanes (Fagan's pub in The Long Good Friday). And we're pretty sure you'd get hordes of American tourists wanting to see Alex's estate from A Clockwork Orange (actually Thamesmead South).

And Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket was shot entirely in South London. There's some great 'Nam style fields out there just begging to be turned into a tourist attraction.

Last Updated 25 November 2004

Will

It's worth mentioning Uxbridge University as well - it also has a starring role in Clockwork Orange, as the institute where Alex is "treated".

I'm presently suffering from an eye infection and have to put in eye drops every two hours - makes me think of that scene a lot ...

farns

I think the city sweeping scene in 'Full Metal Jacket', was actually shot around the isle of dogs.