When it comes to iconic film settings, London is one of the most recognisable of them all, whether it’s the old Victorian view of the city from the perspective of Sherlock Homes and Charles Dickens, or the more modern, stories of Bridget Jones or the King’s Speech, London has all the components that all great city film settings need.
At The Be Awesome Blog, we have compiled a team of writers who are extremely knowledgeable about all things film, and we’ve done our research. In this article we will be pin-pointing the most famous film locations in London, as well as letting you know where the best place to stay is, if you are planning a trip to the UK’s capital to see the sights for yourself.


Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge in the heart of London is one of the most iconic spots in the whole of the city, both historically and in film. And no wonder, the grand look of the bridge would complement almost any film with it’s sublime brickwork and unique architecture.
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What films has it been in?

• Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
• Independence Day: Resurgence
• The Tower
• The Magic Christian
• Fast and Furious 6
• Mission Impossible
• Tomb Raider
• The Mummy Returns
• Thunderbirds
• Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason


the Royal Albert Hall

Located on the northern edge of South Kensington, the Royal Albert Hall is of of the most impressive builds in the world, inside and out, making it the perfect location for an exciting scene within a movie. Famous mostly for it’s host of the biggest and best music events in London since 1941, the venue has also catered for filming in some iconic films.
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What films has it been in?

• The Ring
• The Man Who Knew Too Much
• The Legend of Tarzan
• The Ipcress File
• Thirty-Nine Steps
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
• The Prestige
• Sherlock Homes
• Legend
• Kingsman: The Secret Service


Trafalgar Square

One of the world’s most recognisable landmark, it shouldn’t surprise you that Trafalgar Square is in terms of numbers, the most featured location in films based in London (and often films based in New York) The open spaces which the square provides is the perfect opportunity for filmmakers to spark their creativity.
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What films has it been in?

• Sabotage
• The Living Daylights
• St. Trinians
• 101 Dalmatians
• Closer
• V For Vandetta
• Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
• Skyfall
• Children of Men
• A Room With a View


South Bank

Probably due to the immense view river, combined with the vast amount of space, the South Bank is one of the most regularly used locations in London, with the easily recognisable London Eye , Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge, if you are making a film about London, you really should include these assets as a focal point or at least for a great backdrop.
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What films has it been in?

• Man Up
• Love Actually
• The Dark World
• Four Weddings and a Funeral
• Wimbledon
• Match Point
• Bridget Jones’s Diary
• Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
• Spooks: The Greater Good
• Guardians Of The Galaxy


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Our team at The Be Awesome Blog really enjoyed writing this article, it’s something we’ll be looking to do more often over other locations such as New York, Glasgow, Paris and more! If you are looking for more insightful blogs about film, be sure to check out our other blogs, such as The Biggest Blockbuster Movies of 2017

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