London, with its historic buildings and diverse streetscapes, is a favourite location for movie makers. Many films are shot here even if they're not supposed to be set in the city. Here's a roundup of some old favourites.
Fever Pitch: a must-see for any Arsenal fan Source Buzzfeed Filming Withnail and I c. 1986 Source Classic Pics Captain America filmed in Trafalgar Square Source Marketsaw Source Chicrumors Source Ufunk Thor, The Dark World also filmed at Royal Naval College, Greenwich Source Digitalspy Domhnall Gleeson taking the tube in About Time Source Visitlondon Shaun of the Dead Source Mwidlake Les Miserables, another film to use the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich despite being set in Paris! Source Pinterest Gulliver's Travels made use of the Old Naval College in Greenwich Source Visitlondon It mostly uses obvious film sets, but Mary Poppins is nevertheless a London classic Source Robindegroot Darth Vader and two stormtroopers stand menacingly over road works on Oxford Street, 31 March 1980 Source Londonhistorian Mary Poppins Source Wikia Children of Men made memorable use of Battersea Power Station, complete with flying pig Source Charneira Harry Potter Source Geekmom The original version of Alfie, near Tower Bridge Source Alyssawrites An Education Source Pinterest Withnail and I Source Zavvi Children of Men fuses the interior of the Tate Modern with the exterior of Battersea Power Station Source Charneira Sliding Doors Source Freelanceflaneur Michael Caine as Alfie in Atlantic Road, 1966 Source Urban75 The Da Vinci Code Source Visitlondon Skyfall made use of the Westminster skyline Source Thelocationguide Harry Potter's Platform Nine and Three Quarters, King's Cross Source Comforttour Aldwych used as a filming location for V for Vendetta Source Weburbanist Classic 60s film Blow-Up Source Weebly Harry Potter Source Complex Love Actually Source Buzzfeed Captain America filmed in Trafalgar Square Source Marketsaw Tom Hardy plays both Kray twins in the 2015 film Legend Source Markharrisonreviews Thunderbirds Source Visitlondon Bridget Jones' Diary Source Spokeo The Bourne Ultimatum begins in Waterloo Station Source Moviescopemag Notting Hill Source Visitlondon One Chance filmed a scene in east London's Bethnal Green Working Men's Club Source Bbc 28 Days Later Source Soundonsight Quadrophenia (taken on the Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush) Source Old London V for Vendetta Source Philipcoppens Skyfall also visited the National Gallery. Here's Daniel Craig studying a Turner Source Jamesbondlifestyle Peter Pan Source Wikia David Hemings filming Blow-Up, Limehouse, 1966 Source Pinterest Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Closer Source Visitlondon Sliding Doors Source Merovee Match Point Source Espaciollenovacio Happy Go Lucky features the streets of Camden Source Filmcrithulk Another shot from Bridget Jones Source Goeuro The Parent Trap Source Cotedetexas Somers Town Source Jigsawlounge Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Source Ifc Bridget Jones in Borough Market Source Pinterest An American Werewolf in London Source Aintitcool Truly Madly Deeply (1990) Source Nomadic Writer 28 Days Later (2002) Source Secret Cinema 28 Days Later (2002) Source Pearl & Dean James Bond Source London Withnail And I Source Caselyhayfordlondon Withnail and I Source Buzzfeed
Last Updated 27 March 2017