Famous Filming Locations in London

Step into the scenes of famous films that have captivated audiences for centuries when you visit the capital. Time and time again, London has become a star of the silver screen, making the city a mecca for movie buffs. Imagine posing in front of the iconic Platform 9¾ or strolling past the charming bookstore from Notting Hill.

So, pack your walking shoes, grab your camera and embark on a cinematic adventure through the streets of this vibrant city. Explore London’s hidden gems with Dockland Apartments accommodation as your base and delve into the magical world of film locations, turning your trip into an unforgettable experience.

Harry Potter

For Potterheads, London is a treasure trove of filming locations. Step into the Leadenhall Market, the backdrop of Diagon Alley’s entrance in the first film. Head over to King’s Cross Station to snap a photo at Platform 9 ¾, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city

The majestic Millennium Bridge served as the Broken Bridge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. For a truly immersive experience, take the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, where you can explore sets, costumes, and props used in the films.

Notting Hill 

The charming Portobello Road Market is brimming with antiques and quirky finds and is widely considered one of the best markets in London. It also played a central role in the beloved romantic comedy Notting Hill. Snap a picture in front of the blue door at 280 Westbourne Park Road, where William Thacker (Hugh Grant) lived.

The Travel Bookshop, on Blenheim Crescent, served as William’s workplace and the setting for several pivotal scenes. For a touch of film history, grab a coffee at The Travel Cafe, a favourite haunt of the cast and crew.


The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, featured prominently as the villain’s headquarters in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Swing by the Palace of Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, for a glimpse of where Spider-Man tackled drones in the film.

For a truly breathtaking experience, climb the iconic dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, another location showcased in the movie.

Fast & Furious 6 

The adrenaline-pumping car chase scene in Fast & Furious 6 takes viewers on a wild ride through London. Spot iconic landmarks like Battersea Power Station, a decommissioned coal-fired power station now a thriving entertainment complex. 

The chase also races past Wellington Arch, a grand triumphal arch at Hyde Park Corner. Be sure to visit these landmarks at a more leisurely pace to take in their historical significance.

Les Misérables

The epic historical drama Les Misérables brought 19th-century France to life on the big screen, with several London locations standing in for Parisian streets. Admire the grand architecture of Somerset House, a neoclassical government building, which transformed into a Parisian café in the film.

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