Kingsman – London

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For the 2014 Bomd like movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, a real store with a similar name was used. In Savile Row London the Huntsman Store can be found which was used.

Star Wars Identities Exhibition – London 4k UHD

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In 2017, London hosted an exhibition about Star Wars (Star Wars Identities). It featured some Original props and art. Also, visitors got a chance to create a virtual character of their own, based on all Star Wars locations and characters. Definitely worth visiting for true fans (although a bit small).

At the O2

Star Wars Identities London

 

 

Ashes to Ashes – London

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After the succesful series “Life on Mars”, this sequel to the show is set in London in the 1980’s. DI Alex Drake arrives from 2008 (or is this just some coma-induced dream???) and runs around the city with the politically incorrect DCI Gene Hunt and his red Audi Quatro.

While it is for BBC Wales, it is in fact recorded in East London. The Police Station is an old Stock Exchange building and can be found at 4-6 Christopher Street (Islington).

Now don’t go looking for Luigi’s Trattoria & Alex’s flat. The trattoria used is now a fish restaurant, but right across the street from the “Police Station” at 9 Christopher Street.

In the very first episode where Alex gets shot (seriously, no spoiler), this is near the Founders Arms (52 Hopton Street) on the South Bank of the Thames.

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.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – London

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The Art Deco building called “Freemason’s Hall” can be seen in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes. It is a memorial to the people who were killed during WWI. In the film it has been used in the scene where Blackwood reappears before the order.

The building is open to visitors.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – London

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The Grade One listed Industrial building from Victorian times, Crossness Pumping Station, was used in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes. Blackwood enters the sewers through this building. It is open to visitors and the building is known for its spectacular cast ironworks.

Mission: Impossible – London

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While the first part of the movie Mission: Impossible is recorded in Prague, a large part is also filmed in the UK. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), finds a hideout in the middle of London, right on top of Liverpool underground station. He meets up with Phelps nearby at the Liverpool train Station.

The high speed train scenes were filmed in Scotland between Annan en Dumfries.

Fantastic Beasts and where to find them (2016) – Liverpool

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While most of the film “Fantastic Beasts” was recorded at Leavesden Studios in London, some scenes were recorded in Liverpool. In the early days, there used to be a shipping route between Liverpool and New York (where the film takes place). Therefore the archetecture of Liverpool looks a lot like New York.

One of the buildings that was used is the interior of St. George’s Hall. It is so large, it made no sense for the production team to build it as a set piece. They just dressed the real building.

Photo: James Maloney

 

Also the Cunard Building was used.

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).

Rogue One – London

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While a lot of Rogue One was filmed on a soundstage at Elstree Studios (Hertfordshire), the crew went outside of this location as well to film at some weird locations. While exteriors for Scarif were filmed at the Maldives, perhaps the weirdest of all locations is “Canary Wharf Tube Station” in London. Clearly visible, and very accesible for all fans, this tube station was used as a filming location when the line was closed (midnight till four).