In these austere times, for Londoners, it may not be as easy as it once was to take that getaway break. No problem. There's an easier (and more economical) way to see the world. No passport required.
A few years ago, Stanley Kubrick – and his art department – managed to convince us that the disused Beckton gas works in East London was war-torn Vietnam for Full Metal Jacket.
Movie companies have long been expert in finding exotic locations within a reasonable cab ride of Pinewood or Elstree studios. Why not follow in their footsteps and take a world tour without leaving the UK capital?
Grab your Oyster card, hop aboard, and start globetrotting.