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Location, Location, Location

Date posted: 19.12.2006

London offers the perfect backdrop for filming. It has a wealth of interesting locations – from iconic landmarks to hidden gems – but which have proved to be the most popular?

A range of London-shot productions have been released over the past year, including big-budget films such as Stormbreaker, Children of Men and The Da Vinci Code. Hundreds of lower budget feature films, TV programmes, music promos and commercials have also hit the streets.

Earlier this year London’s most popular film and TV locations were revealed. The BA London Eye was the most popular location in London for the second year in a row. During the summer it was used by Woody Allen for yet another of his London-shot features. It also featured in popular TV drama, Hustle, and was used for hit reality show, The Apprentice.

Green spaces, such as Battersea Park and St James’s Park, were used in staple London shows The Bill and Eastenders. Trafalgar Square, in the City of Westminster, was used for a sequence in Life & Lyrics, the latest vehicle for urban talent Ashley Walters.

Less familiar sites such as the Farmiloe Building, a Victorian warehouse in Islington, featured on the list of the most popular locations, having been used for BBC serial, Spooks. It was also used for Penelope, a modern day offbeat fable starring Christina Ricci and James McAvoy.

The top twenty list of London film and TV locations demonstrates the huge variety of locations that the capital has to offer and the range of settings that film-makers require. Read the full press release.

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