A Film Lover’s Guide to London

If you are in love with films and London city, then why not combine the both. If there is one city that is too involved in the films after Hollywood, it is London. From the famous bond’s series Casino Royale to American’s popular action film Fast & Furious 6, the England’s capital and movies tend to go hand-in-hand.
Over the past decades, London has become the most filmed locations in the United Kingdom. So, if you are a film lover, then plan your next trip around the attractions made famous in movies like The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2012), and Les Misérables.

Famous Movie Locations to Spot
Perhaps the best part of London is that it offers a fanciful range of film locations. The city is often preferred for its unique identity and leading attractions. Other than featuring a host of television shows and commercials every year, London has hosted some of world’s most beloved films.
It is no surprise if you find by chance a film crew setting up or even a renowned artist or Hollywood diva getting ready for their lines. Admiralty Arch, Westminster Bridge, and Liverpool Street Station are a few movie locations in the capital.

If you are a first-time traveller, it is better to opt for a guided tour that will take you to some of the city’s most well-known movie sites. These locations are perfect for any visitor who wants to discover some of their favourite movie moments. Harry Potter studio tour is one of the most famous tours in London to go behind-the-scenes and explore numerous things the camera never displayed.

Classic and Art House Cinemas to Visit
The capital is chock full of classic and art house cinemas, displaying British and foreign language films. You can watch out a blend of art house, conventional, and world movies at The Ritzy or feel an exciting 3D cinema experience at IMAX. Phoenix Cinema, Electric Cinema, and Lexi Cinema are some of the city’s oldest purpose-built cinema still in operation. These quirky cinemas screen new releases movies and foreign-language films. Besides, you can also sing along to your favourite film melodic at Prince Charles Cinema.

Where to Stay?
If you want to add some Hollywood-style magic to your visit, then why not book a hotel where numerous movie scenes have been shot. The city has always been a hot destination for film directors. Many suspense films, crime dramas, and action thriller movies have used London’s streets and famous spots as a key background to telling their story. Suite 602 of Lancaster London Hotel screened in the classic film, The Italian Job. On the other side, St Martins Lane Hotel has seen in the British gangster movie Layer Cake. The Park Lane Hotel and 51 Buckingham Gate are some of the movie hotels that promise you to make your stay a little more cinematic.
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