If you’re a fan of the flicks or simply mad about movies, then London is a great place to visit to see some of the most popular film and TV locations in the UK.
With so many iconic landmarks and interesting spaces, its no wonder that filmmakers have used our nation’s capital as the backdrop for blockbusters and well-known TV programmes for decades.
Join us on a whistle-stop tour on some of the most popular film and TV locations around London.
Fans of the George Lucas Star Wars movies won’t have been able to miss Canary Wharf tube station making an appearance in an action-packed scene in the 2016 blockbuster Rogue One.
The location team didn’t even need to make much of an effort to dress up the set as the station is relatively modern looking anyway, so it’s a good place to stop off for a few moments if you’re travelling through.
You can reach Canary Wharf Tube Station from our accommodation in Kensington from Earl’s Court Station in just under half an hour.
Famous for its huge electronic advertisement boards, there have been nearly fifty films that have used Piccadilly Circus as the location for scenes.
Harry Potter fans will remember that this was the location chosen for a memorable scene in The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 with Hermione, Ron and Harry.
There’s always something going on in Piccadilly Circus, and you might even see a few camera crews in the area during your next visit to this iconic area of London.
To get there from our Kensington Hotels London, just hop on the tube from Earl’s Court Station and take the Piccadilly line and you’ll be there in less than twenty minutes.
A popular tourist hotspot for selfies and sightseeing is Trafalgar Square thanks to its imposing monuments and quintessentially British feel.
Popular films including Skyfall and Wonder Woman have used this area in their films and visitors flock here to take a look at the magnificent bronze lions that guard the area.
To get to Trafalgar Square from our Kensington accommodation, head to Earl’s Court tube station. The Piccadilly line runs through the station to Trafalgar Square every three minutes, so it doesn’t matter what time of day you want to visit.
Houses of Parliament
In 2015, the film Suffragette made film history by being the first film shot in and around the Houses of Parliament. Not only is this area steeped in history, but if you take a tour of the inside of the buildings, then you’ll be sure to spot a few film locations as you go around.
Getting there from our Kensington Hotels London is really straightforward, just take the tube from Earl’s Court Station to Westminster Station.
If you want to try and avoid the tourists and traffic, you might have to get up a little earlier than usual to beat the crowds as this is one of the biggest tourist attractions in London.