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The Most Surprising Film Locations in the UK Have Been Revealed

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Film Editor
Updated: 2 August 2017
A poll has revealed the most surprising film locations in the UK that cinemagoers failed to recognise were from these very shores.

Top of the list was Guardians of the Galaxy‘s use of London’s Millennium Bridge from 2014. A whopping 95% of those surveyed couldn’t pick out the iconic Thames crossing from the movie.

© Odeon

Of the 50 films on the list, 78% of those quizzed failed to identify the films as being either partially, or entirely filmed in the UK.

Odeon Cinemas, who conducted the research, also found some other surprising results.

9 out of 10 film fans didn’t realise that the airport scene from Love, Actually (2003) was actually filmed at Epsom Race Course, although unsurprisingly the film was the most identifiable British film on the list.

THE UK’S TOP 10 MOST SURPRISING FILM LOCATIONS:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) – Millennium Bridge, London

Millennium Bridge, London
Millennium Bridge, London | © Odeon

2. Wonder Woman (2017) – Arundel Castle, Sussex

Arundel castle, West Sussex, United Kingdom, filming location of Wonder Woman.
Arundel castle, West Sussex, United Kingdom, filming location of Wonder Woman. | © Traveladventure

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3. Captain America: The First Avenger – Stanley Dock, Liverpool

Stanley Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, filming location of Captain America: The First Avenger.
Stanley Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK, filming location of Captain America: The First Avenger. | © steven gillis hd9 imaging / Alamy Stock Photo

4. Superman II (1982) – Chobham Common, Surrey

Chobham Common National Nature Reserve, Surrey, England UK, filming location of Superman II.
Chobham Common National Nature Reserve, Surrey, England UK, filming location of Superman II. | © Stephen Peter Street / Alamy Stock Photo

5. High Rise (2015) – Bangor Castle Gardens, Northern Ireland

Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, filming location of High Rise.
Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, filming location of High Rise. | © J Orr / Alamy Stock Photo

6. Batman (1989) – Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, filming location of Batman (1989).
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, filming location of Batman (1989). | © Steve Vidler / Alamy Stock Photo

7. X-Men: First Class (2011) – Englefield House, Berkshire

Englefield House National historic landmark building, Berkshire England UK and filming location of X-Men: First Class.
Englefield House National historic landmark building, Berkshire England UK and filming location of X-Men: First Class. | © Andrew Holt / Alamy Stock Photo

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8. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) – Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle, England UK, filming location of Transformers: The Last Knight.
Alnwick Castle, England UK, filming location of Transformers: The Last Knight. | © Darren Turner

9. Fast & Furious 6 – Dale Street, Manchester

Dale Street, Manchester, England UK, filming location of Fast & Furious 6.
Dale Street, Manchester, England UK, filming location of Fast & Furious 6. | © lowefoto / Alamy Stock Photo

10. Florence Foster Jenkins – Cunard Building, Liverpool

Cunard building, England UK, filming location of Florence Foster Jenkins.
Cunard building, England UK, filming location of Florence Foster Jenkins. | © travelbild.com / Alamy Stock Photo

To celebrate another great summer of cinema, ODEON is giving away up to 1,000 free tickets during the month of August to anyone who takes a selfie at one of 50 iconic film locations in the UK and Ireland, to enjoy a film of their choice.

You can see the map here: http://www.odeon.co.uk/sceneit/