In Pictures: Films Set In London

By Londonist Staff Last edited 17 months ago
In Pictures: Films Set In London

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
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Gulliver's Travels made use of the Old Naval College in Greenwich
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Classic 60s film Blow-Up
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Sliding Doors
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An Education
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Love Actually
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It mostly uses obvious film sets, but Mary Poppins is nevertheless a London classic
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Domhnall Gleeson taking the tube in About Time
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The Bourne Ultimatum begins in Waterloo Station
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Harry Potter
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The original version of Alfie, near Tower Bridge
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Les Miserables, another film to use the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich despite being set in Paris!
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Bridget Jones' Diary
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Captain America filmed in Trafalgar Square
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Mary Poppins
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Happy Go Lucky features the streets of Camden
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Notting Hill
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Captain America filmed in Trafalgar Square
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David Hemings filming Blow-Up, Limehouse, 1966
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Skyfall made use of the Westminster skyline
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Somers Town
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Peter Pan
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28 Days Later
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Tom Hardy plays both Kray twins in the 2015 film Legend
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Shaun of the Dead
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Darth Vader and two stormtroopers stand menacingly over road works on Oxford Street, 31 March 1980
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V for Vendetta
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Harry Potter's Platform Nine and Three Quarters, King's Cross
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An American Werewolf in London
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Another shot from Bridget Jones
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Bridget Jones in Borough Market
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Withnail and I
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Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Sliding Doors
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Skyfall also visited the National Gallery. Here's Daniel Craig studying a Turner
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Harry Potter
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Filming Withnail and I c. 1986
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Quadrophenia (taken on the Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush)
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The Da Vinci Code
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Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Closer
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Children of Men made memorable use of Battersea Power Station, complete with flying pig
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One Chance filmed a scene in east London's Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
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The Parent Trap
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Children of Men fuses the interior of the Tate Modern with the exterior of Battersea Power Station
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Match Point
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Thor, The Dark World also filmed at Royal Naval College, Greenwich
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Michael Caine as Alfie in Atlantic Road, 1966
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Aldwych used as a filming location for V for Vendetta
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Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
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28 Days Later (2002)
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28 Days Later (2002)
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James Bond
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Withnail And I
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Withnail and I
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Last Updated 27 March 2017