Bend It Like Beckham, 2002
- Parminder Nagra
- Keira Knightley
- Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
- Anupam Kher
- Archie Panjabi
- Frank Harper
- Juliet Stevenson
visit the film locations
Hamburg: Flights: Hamburg International Airport
Stay at: Hotel Steigenberger, Heiligengeistbrücke 4
20459 Hamburg (tel: +49 40 36806-0)
In The Area
In west London, not far from Jess’s home, stands Osterley Park, a frequently-used location, which supplied the interior of ‘Wayne Manor’ for The Dark Knight Rises
Bend It Like Beckham is one of the six films celebrated by the UK Post Office Shop in the Great British Film Presentation Pack of special stamps recognising the rise and success of the British Film industry.
Bend It Like Beckham location: Jess’s home: Sutton Square, Heston, West London
Feelgood romance with Jess (Parminder Nagra) defying cultural conventions to play women’s soccer.
It’s in the heart of London’s West End that Jess secretly buys soccer boots, from Soccer Scene, 46 Carnaby Street, W1.
Bend It Like Beckham location: Jess buys football boots: Carnaby Street, London
Briefly the centre of everything fab and trendy in the mid-Sixties, the street has somehow managed to live off its fame for decades. You can see it during its heyday in the wonderfully silly Smashing Time, though the ‘Carnaby Street’ seen in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is overlooked by the Hollywood Hills.
Bend It Like Beckham location: Jess relaxes after buying football boots: The Three Greyhounds, Greek Street, Soho, London
Jess lives in West London, beneath the Heathrow Airport flight path, at 33 Sutton Square, Heston, near Hounslow.
Yeading FC, Beaconsfield Road, Southall, is the ground where Jess trains with Joe (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers), and Barra Park, to the west in Hayes, is the park where she proves she’s more than a match for the lads.
Not quite so far west, the gleaming, golden-domed Sikh temple, where the boisterous wedding takes place, is Central Gurdwara, 62 Queensdale Road at the corner of Norland Road, in Notting Hill, W11.