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One thing I love to do before I visit a new destination is to read books (fiction/non-fiction/guide books) and watch movies written about/filmed in that particular city or country.
In this article I have collated 15 of the best movies set in London. This includes romantic comedies set in London (so many rom-coms!), historical dramas, action, as well as children’s films.
All of these movies are based in London or are movies featuring London.
Warning – A lot of them also seem to star Hugh Grant!
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15 movies set in London
Hugh Grant is back but this time he is the Prime Minister (a lot hunkier than the one we have at the moment lol!!!) Starring opposite Martine McCutcheon this rom-com tells the story of 8 couples dealing with the complexity of relationships.
Made in 2003
BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY
London has starred in many of the Harry Potter movies with King’s Cross Station featuring in all 7!
The Millennium Bridge, London City Hall, Great Scotland Yard can all be seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Leadenhall Market, London Zoo, Australia House and St Pancras Renaissance Hotel can be found in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Piccadilly Circus and Claremont Square feature in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
There are lots of Harry Potter walking themed tours you can take in London.
Harry Potter studios are also worth visiting and can be found just outside London. You can book a tour or take public transport to the studios – just book in advance to avoid disappointment as it is very popular!
London features in many of the Bond movies. In Skyfall (filmed in 1999) the MI6 building is actually blown up in one quite spectacular scene.
84 CHARING CROSS ROAD
A true story based on the long-distance friendship that develops between a New Yorker and a staff running a bookshop in London.
Starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins in the leading roles this is a lovely film about friendship.
Charing Cross Road is famous for its bookshops including Foyles which can be found at 107 Charing Cross Road.
Made in 1987
THE KING’S SPEECH
The true story of Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue who worked with King George VI to help him overcome his stammer.
Starring Colin Firth as King George VI (the present Queen’s father) this historical drama was a major box office success. If you enjoyed watching The Crown and have an interest in British history this film is not to be missed.
Made in 2010
How many of this great selection of movies set in London England have you seen? Do you have a favourite?
And where is Hugh Grant these days???
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