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.
Gulliver's Travels made use of the Old Naval College in Greenwich Source Visitlondon The Bourne Ultimatum begins in Waterloo Station Source Moviescopemag Classic 60s film Blow-Up Source Weebly Fever Pitch: a must-see for any Arsenal fan Source Buzzfeed It mostly uses obvious film sets, but Mary Poppins is nevertheless a London classic Source Robindegroot The Da Vinci Code Source Visitlondon Somers Town Source Jigsawlounge Shaun of the Dead Source Mwidlake Skyfall made use of the Westminster skyline Source Thelocationguide Harry Potter Source Geekmom Darth Vader and two stormtroopers stand menacingly over road works on Oxford Street, 31 March 1980 Source Londonhistorian Tom Hardy plays both Kray twins in the 2015 film Legend Source Markharrisonreviews Domhnall Gleeson taking the tube in About Time Source Visitlondon Children of Men made memorable use of Battersea Power Station, complete with flying pig Source Charneira Withnail and I Source Zavvi Aldwych used as a filming location for V for Vendetta Source Weburbanist V for Vendetta Source Philipcoppens Match Point Source Espaciollenovacio Thor, The Dark World also filmed at Royal Naval College, Greenwich Source Digitalspy Another shot from Bridget Jones Source Goeuro Harry Potter's Platform Nine and Three Quarters, King's Cross Source Comforttour David Hemings filming Blow-Up, Limehouse, 1966 Source Pinterest Captain America filmed in Trafalgar Square Source Marketsaw Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Source Ifc Thunderbirds Source Visitlondon 28 Days Later Source Soundonsight Source Chicrumors An American Werewolf in London Source Aintitcool Source Ufunk Notting Hill Source Visitlondon Captain America filmed in Trafalgar Square Source Marketsaw Julia Roberts and Clive Owen in Closer Source Visitlondon Les Miserables, another film to use the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich despite being set in Paris! Source Pinterest Children of Men fuses the interior of the Tate Modern with the exterior of Battersea Power Station Source Charneira Bridget Jones' Diary Source Spokeo Happy Go Lucky features the streets of Camden Source Filmcrithulk One Chance filmed a scene in east London's Bethnal Green Working Men's Club Source Bbc An Education Source Pinterest Sliding Doors Source Merovee Bridget Jones in Borough Market Source Pinterest Sliding Doors Source Freelanceflaneur Peter Pan Source Wikia Love Actually Source Buzzfeed The Parent Trap Source Cotedetexas Filming Withnail and I c. 1986 Source Classic Pics Quadrophenia (taken on the Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush) Source Old London The original version of Alfie, near Tower Bridge Source Alyssawrites Skyfall also visited the National Gallery. Here's Daniel Craig studying a Turner Source Jamesbondlifestyle Michael Caine as Alfie in Atlantic Road, 1966 Source Urban75 Harry Potter Source Complex Mary Poppins Source Wikia 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