Revel in cinematic history on the Hero and Superhero Film Locations Walking Tour. Discover the sites around England’s capital that have featured in your favourite movies.
For decades, London has been a prime location for movies of all different genres. Its many buildings, streets and parks have been used as versatile backdrops and settings. From high-speed chase sequences to emotional romantic scenes, this city has seen them all. Now you have the chance to visit these locations and experience the movie magic for yourself.
See some of the most iconic settings from the silver screen.
London has been the base for countless cinematic storylines. Its history and breath-taking beauty help to build spectacular worlds around fictional characters. Many of the city’s landmarks also feature in these stories, whether as part of important plot points or just showing up in the background.
On the tour, you will visit famous buildings and monuments throughout the city, such as Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, and the London Eye. All of which have appeared in franchises like Harry Potter, James Bond and many more.
And it’s not just the huge blockbusters that make use of London’s scenery either. The Bridget Jones movies filmed many of their scenes in and around the Borough area of the city. Notting Hill did the same with…well, Notting Hill. And, one of the best low budget shots of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament appears in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. The production crew had to film at 4.00hrs on multiple summer mornings in order to get a shot of Westminster Bridge without any traffic.
And those are just locations that are set in London!
The city has also been used to represent St. Petersburg, Switzerland, and even Gotham City! On the London Filming Locations Walking Tour, your guide will be sure to show you all of the parts of London that feature as another place. Both real and fictional.
Tom Cruise is no stranger to filming in this English city, bringing action and adventure along with him. Locations like Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge are seen in a number of his movies. These include Edge of Tomorrow and Mission Impossible. Tower Bridge even makes an appearance in the Fast and Furious franchise, Tomb Raider, and The Mummy Returns.
Other notable sites are St. Paul’s Cathedral, which featured in Mary Poppins. The Natural History Museum facilitates the fun in Paddington. And who could forget when Millenium Bridge got destroyed in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? Even the Tube and its stations are filming favourites. You can spot them in movies like Love Actually, Thor: The Dark World, and even Star Wars: Rouge One.
With so many famous and interesting sites to see, this really is a great way to explore London.