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There’s nothing quite so exciting as watching a movie and spotting a filming location that you recognise in it. Here is a list of some very familiar movies with some even more familiar filming locations in London.
In the thrilling Potter flick, you’ll remember this scene as the one where Voldemort’s Death Eaters swoop menacingly through the sky and collapse the Millennium Bridge. In case you didn’t know, the bridge (thankfully still standing in real life) connects St Paul’s Cathedral with the South Bank. Of course, a more frequent location which crops up in the Harry Potter films is King’s Cross Station, where, if you look really carefully, you can find Platform 9¾.
Everyone’s favourite spinster, Bridget Jones, is one of London’s most famous exports, even if in the films she is portrayed by the American Renee Zellweger. Whether or not you think her English accent sounds genuine, there’s nothing more authentic than the romantic London backdrop against which the film is set, showcasing particularly the areas of Borough Market and featuring more than once the grand old Tower Bridge.
The 2012 Bond film, which featured Daniel Craig smouldering in his third appearance as the devilishy smooth spy, features many stunning shots of London in all its glory. You get a great look at Westminster, the MI6 Headquarters and the national gallery, where bond meets the new Q for the first time.