For you film fans out there, here is a list of well-known film locations that can be found dotted around London. Experience some of the most famous film locations and follow in the footsteps of your favourite movie stars, and try and act out some of the iconic scenes from your favourite films, all for free. Why not visit some of the most iconic film locations that can be found in London, bringing the Hollywood experience straight to your feet:
Binsey Walk, Southmere Lake, Thamesmead South
Films: A Clockwork Orange
The Optimists of Nine Elms
Why not visit one of the most iconic film locations and see where master director, Stanley Kubrick chose to direct a pivotal scene for his masterpiece ‘A Clockwork Orange’. The lake also featured in the television series ‘Misfits’.
Kings Cross Station
Films: Harry Potter Series
Give It A Year
The Lady Killers (1955)
Visit this famous train station and act out one of the most famous and iconic film locations in London. Kings Cross Station is home to the illustrious Platform 9¾ as seen in the hugely popular Harry Potter series. Enjoy a day out and visit this station to see where Harry entered into the magic world. Many other films have been shot here including ‘Give It A Year’, as well as television series, including The Bletchley Circle.
There is also a Harry Potter shop, which you can also visit during your trip to the station. Fully immerse yourself into the wizardry world.
Films: Mission Impossible
Fast and Furious 6
The Mummy Returns
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Tower Bridge is not only a great historical landmark to visit during your stay in London, it as holds a rich history as one of the leading film locations used in the country. The Bridge has been used in some of the most famous and best loved movies of all time. Visit Tower Bridge, not only for the beautiful sight, but witness where big Hollywood blockbusters were filmed including ‘Mission Impossible’ and the hugely successful sixth instalment in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.
Edge of Tomorrow
28 Days Later
Trafalgar Square is another iconic film location that has featured in some truly great films. Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise even had the busy location shut down as he filmed scenes for recent blockbuster ‘Edge of Tomorrow’. Trafalgar square is home to some of the most famous filming locations and its easy to see why. Trafalgar Square is one of the worlds most famous landscapes and it’s easy to see why so many Hollywood studios choose to use the location to shoot their films.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Thor: The Dark World
Greenwich has doubled for many iconic film locations in the recent past. Greenwich is generally described as being part of South East London, and is one of the five boroughs of the London Docklands. It is noticeable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich meridian. The location has seen films including the recent Les Miserables, using it as the backing for the Oscar winning film and Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, which used the old Royal Naval College for one of its locations.
Not only are these places iconic film locations but many are great landmarks that should be visited during your stay in the first place. Why not enjoy some of these locations on a day out in the city.