The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations: The Essential Travel Guide Book to Film Locations

Following on the success of the Worldwide Guide, in May 2008 comes Movie London, the long-awaited update of the in-depth look at filming sites around one of the most exciting cities in the world.

No matter how well you think you know the city, London is full of surprises, and never more so than in its rich cinematic history. From the pioneering days of Alfred Hitchcock's first talkie, Blackmail, to the kinetic thrills of The Bourne Ultimatum, this unique London location guide gives the low-down on filming locations around the capital.

Seventeen separate city tours reveal not only the well-known but – often for the first time –- the not so well-known filming sites.

"Hugely helpful guide to hotels, bars, restaurants, and cinema-related shopping/entertainment... magnificently eclectic... in some cases (The Long Good Friday, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill), you could practically re-enact the entire film. Great fun and indispensable in its own way" EMPIRE

London is home to Ealing Studios, which produced such classics as The Ladykillers (recently remade by the Coen Brothers) and The Lavender Hill Mob. The sixties New Wave brought 'social problem' films typified by Bryan Forbes', The L-Shaped Room, as well as the Swinging London scene, which produced Richard Lester's anarchic The Knack, Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup and the wildly camp Smashing Time (an inspiration for the Austin Powers movies).

The city has regularly provided settings for lavish period dramas, including Karel Reisz's film of John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Madness of King George, the Oscar-winning Tom Jones and Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility.

Discover locations seen in films as diverse as cult favourite Quadrophenia, Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell's still-astonishing Performance, Danny Boyle's Trainspotting and the scary 28 Days Later, John Landis's classic An American Werewolf in London, the Hindi smash Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., David Lynch's The Elephant Man, Stanley Kubrick's final film Eyes Wide Shut,
Oscar nominee Atonement, A Fish Called Wanda, Bend It Like Beckham, Billy Elliot and Lara Croft - Tomb Raider.

"Comprehensive and entertaining... meticulously details a huge number of movie locations... a must for the serious film buff" MAXIM

The London guide reveals the fascinating secrets behind moviemaking. You can enjoy a world tour without leaving the city.

Did you know that
London has stood in for Moscow, Venice, Washington DC, St Petersburg, Buenos Aires, Turin, Dublin, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Berlin, Hong Kong, New York and - erm - Kuala Lumpur?

You can visit the 'New York' church where Connor Macleod confronts the blasphemous Kurgan in Highlander, the 'Buenos Aires' theatre where Eva Duarte (Madonna) first meets Juan Peron in Evita, Susan Sarandon's 'Manhattan' clinic in Tony Scott's stylish vampire flick The Hunger, or even the 'Harvard' college where Reese Witherspoon finally graduates in Legally Blonde.

Apart from the major blockbusters – Mission Impossible,
Batman Begins, The Da Vinci Code, Goldeneye, About A Boy, the three Harry Potter films, Bridget Jones's Diary, 28 Days Later ..., you'll find one offs and oddities: Michael Reeves' The Sorcerers, with Boris Karloff, Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland, Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, Woody Allenís Match Point...

And much, much more...

But as a city guide, it also also includes separate travel sections on:
  • Bars and restaurants: drink with Ronnie and Reggie (The Krays) or with Bullet-Tooth Tony in 'The Drowning Trout' (Snatch)
  • Hotels: stay in hotels used by Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) in The Long Good Friday) or Rock Head (Sid and Nancy)
  • Entertainment
  • Historic sites
For anyone with a love of movies or a love of travel, this guide is an absolute must.

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