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Lights, Camera and Action in London

Take a selfie in front of that blue door in Notting Hill, pretend to be 007, or board the Hogwarts Express in our tour of London’s most memorable movie locations. Action!

Romance

Notting Hill - You guessed it, much of the movie was filmed in Notting Hill. True romantics hoping to recreate some of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant’s chemistry should head to 280 Westbourne Park Road for a photo outside the famous blue door. Directions: 5 minute walk from Ladbroke Grove.

Love Actually – While you are in Notting Hill, take a walk to 24 St Luke's Mews for the location of the ‘To me, you are perfect’ scene with Keira Knightley. Directions: 5 minute walk from Ladbroke Grove.

Shakespeare in Love – If classical tales of love make you weak at the knees, immerse yourself in romantic history with a visit to the Globe Theatre (21 New Globe Walk). Directions: 10 minute walk from Tower Bridge tube station.

Action

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – Head to London’s East End to get a feel of Guy Ritchie’s classic. Pedley Street is the setting for the unforgettable opening credits chase scene. Just watch out for real-life scammers. Directions: 10 minute walk from Shoreditch High Street tube station.

James Bond – Enjoy a martini (shaken not stirred) at Silks cocktail bar (Grange St Paul’s Hotel) then head west along the Thames for a view of the famous MI6 building featured in several Bond movies. Directions: From St Paul’s tube station take the Central line to Oxford Circus then Oxford Circus to Vauxhall on the Victoria line. The MI6 building is a 5 minute walk from Vauxhall tube station.

The 39 Steps – When it comes to cult classic movie scenes, there is few as exciting or as famous as the end scenes of The 39 Steps. You won’t get the chance to hang off the clock face of Big Ben, but you will get to see a London icon. Directions: 1 minute from Westminster tube station.

Family

Harry Potter – Treat your kids (or yourself) to a little bit of Harry Potter magic and head to Platform 9¾ in King’s Cross Station. See if you can see what other Muggles can’t. Directions: You’ll find a Platform 9¾ plaque and gift shop near Platform 9 in King's Cross Station.

Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb – The latest instalment of the series was filmed on location in London’s British Museum. Imagine Egyptian Pharaohs coming to life and travel through time as you move through the exhibits. Just watch out at night... Directions: A 7 minute walk from Russell Square tube station.