Some of the world’s greatest stories are set against the backdrop of London, England’s vibrant capital. Here are some of its most famous appearances on film and television, from epic fantasy sagas and detective stories to a beloved romantic comedy.
Some of the most important scenes in the Harry Potter films and books take place in (or were inspired by) London. At King’s Cross Station, find the famous Platform 9 3/4 where Harry began his journey on the Hogwarts Express, then visit the sites used in the films as The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley.
Doctor Who fans can trace the television series’ history through the Borough and South Bank neighborhoods with a tour guide on a themed Doctor Who tour. See the central London locations important to the show and learn more about the production and actors.
Fans of the famous Victorian detective—whether it’s from the books or the various film and television adaptations—will have plenty to see in London. Highlights include the Royal Academy building (used for filming) and locations that stood in for the fictional Diogenes Club and Pentonville Prison.
The legendary locations of 007’s exploits are also some of Britain’s top-visited landmarks, including Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, and the National Gallery. Many Bond scenes were shot in secret spots and hidden bunkers that you can visit with an expert tour guide.
Bridget Jones's Diary
Fans of the Bridget Jones films will appreciate the opportunity to see the exterior that was used for her flat, as well as the film locations featured in pivotal romantic moments. See them all on a guided film sites tour.