Diamonds are forever – Amsterdam

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James Bond is known to travel the world, and in 1971 he briefly visited Amsterdam in “Diamonds are Forever”.

Tiffany Case lives at Reguliersgracht 36 and close by and a body is found at the “Magere Brug” (between Keizersgracht en Prinsengracht), a famous Dutch monument.

More bodies are found in the city of Amsterdam in the movie Amsterdamned years later…

The Reform Club – London

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This Victorian establishment, founded in 1836,  has been used in many films. Interior and exterior can be seen in “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) (as Cafe Royal), but also  “The Avengers (1998)”, “1408” (2007), “Die Another Day” (2002), “The Invisible Woman” (2013), “Quantum of Solace” (2008), “The Bounty” (1984).

Go and check it out.

James Bond – London – MI6 Building

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For several James Bond movies, the real British Secret Intelligengen Service building (well, not that secret it seems) was used in the film. In 1999 it can be seen in “The World is not Enough” and much later it gets blown to bits in “Skyfall” (2015). If you would like to see it, you can still visit London and see the real thing. There are also many Bond locations in the area should you be interested (have a look at the London map in Citymaps section).

The World is not Enough – London

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Where else can a Bond movie be filmed then London. For “The World is not Enough” (1999), there is a scene with an exciting boat chase. The Glengall Bridge can be seen in the climatic scene where the bridge closes.

The “Isle of Dogs” where this is recorded has been used in more film and TV productions, including other Bond films.

 

From Russia With Love (James Bond) – Istanbul

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Before returning to Istanbul in 2012 (Skyfall), James Bond visited this place in th 1963 movie “From Russia With Love”. The Beyazit, Sulukule and Basilica Cistern where the head of medusa resides, all tourist atractions are used for filming.

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Location used in “From Russia With Love”


Quantum Of Solace – Paranal Observatory

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The 2008 James Bond film “Quantum Of Solace” was recorded partly in the Chili dessert at Paranal Observatory. They filmed there for about twelve days and the location was chosen to resemble Bond’s rigid emotions and being on the verge of committing a vengeful act.

The Force Awakens – Isle of Skye

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“Prometheus”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Skyfall” and “Harry Potter” have all been here before J.J. Abrahams decided to use this location in the “Force Awakens”.

Spectre – Solden

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Austria was very happy when the James Bond production choose Solden for the location of a major scene in “Spectre”. Location scouting brought the crew there for the unique building and the mountains (“Which look like a painting…”).

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