Movie Filming Locations For Your Next Trip To London

London is such an amazing and varied city, and as a result, it is easy to see why it becomes
a backdrop for many movies and TV shows. It has become an iconic location for filming.
So if you are planning a trip to London, then how about having a bit of an alternative trip
and heading to some of the spots that have been filming locations, rather than the standard
tourist spots? Here are a few of the places that could be worth a visit.


The museums in London are always going to be a good idea, especially because they are
pretty much all free to visit, so can be great on a budget. But they are great places for filming,
and have been featured in quite a few movies over time. Take the Natural History Museum,
for example, it was a filming location for Paddington, and the National Gallery was a
filming location for the James Bond movie Skyfall. A recent filming location was
Churchill’s War Rooms, which were Churchill’s wartime headquarters, and it was a
filming location for Darkest Hour.

Harry Potter

There were so many places in London that are great for Harry Potter fans to visit.
From the scenes in King’s Cross station where they are trying to find Platform 9¾,
there is also a platform outside the station with the trolley and some Harry Potter
signs, so that can be worth visiting if you love the books and the movies. St. Pauls
was also a filming location for the first movie, as well as Leadenhall Market which
was filmed as part of the ‘Diagon Alley’ scenes. If you are a Potter fan then you
could also look for the West End theatre London show of The Cursed Child. So
London really is a great spot for Harry Potter book and movie fans.


The leafy borough of London is a great spot for filming, as it has grand buildings, the Thames
right there, and is usually quieter than central London. The Old Royal Naval College was used
as a filming location in the movie musical Les Misérables, and it was also used as a scene
for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. You might also remember a giant Jack Black
right by the college in the movie Gulliver's Travels.

South Bank

The South Bank is a great spot to visit, with plenty going on and lots of good food and music.
But it has been used in many movies too, thanks to some of the iconic features that can all
be seen from there, such as the London Eye, Big Ben, and OXO Tower, and Millennium Bridge.
The list of films using this area as locations is pretty endless, but some of them include the
Kirsten Dunst movie Wimbledon, superhero movie Thor: The Dark World, as well as
Guardians of the Galaxy, and some scenes in Fast & Furious 6.

Have you ever been to any of these places before? It would be great to hear what you think.

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