Top London locations featured in TV & Film

Retrace the steps of TV and movie greatness

With so many locations to choose from it's no wonder that London is used so often in various films and TV shows. From films that are based in London and use it as the backdrop - to flicks that pick locations to fit into their imaginary worlds, there are some amazing places that you just wouldn't think are in London.

We thought it would be a good idea to bring a selection of these places together in a list to give you some pub quiz knowledge and the ability to amaze your friends when you're walking past... "did you know that shop was the entrance to ‘The Leaky Cauldron’ in Harry Potter?" who wouldn't be impressed with that? No-one, that's who.

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Bridge Cafe
Cafes & Tea Rooms
Westfields Road W3 0AP
West Acton 0.39 miles
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Made famous by Alan Sugar's Apprentice TV program - the losing team always come here for a cup of tea and a discussion about who ballsed up the previous task.

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Notting Hill
Shoes & Accessories
142 Portobello Road W11 2DZ
Ladbroke Grove 0.32 miles
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Recognise this one? It's not quite what it was in the film but it's the shop used as William Thacker's travel bookshop in Notting Hill.

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The Glass House
Opticians
2-3 Bulls Head Passage EC3V 1LU
Monument 0.16 miles
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Recognise it? I doubt it, but it's the entrance to this shop is the entrance to ‘The Leaky Cauldron’ in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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The Royal Oak
Pubs
73 Columbia Road E2 7RG
Hoxton 0.31 miles
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The Royal Oak on Columbia Road became 'Samoan Jo’s' in Guy Richie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

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Regency Cafe
Cafes & Tea Rooms
17-19 Regency Street SW1P 4BY
St. James's Park 0.33 miles
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The 30s-style cafe appears in a scene from Layer Cake, it also seems to have been moved to Brighton for the movie Brighton Rock.

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Bounce Farringdon
Bars
121 Holborn EC1N 2TD
Chancery Lane 0.15 miles
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A frequent backdrop for the cast of Made In Chelsea to conduct their scuffles. And snogs.

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GOAT
Restaurant & Bar
333 Fulham Road SW10 9QL
Gloucester Road 0.58 miles
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Want to eat like the MIC-ers? Here's your chance.

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Old Royal Naval College
Landmarks
2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 9LW
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Actually filled in for a shot of Paris for Lamarque’s funeral procession in Les Miserables.

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Notting Hill
Shoes & Accessories
142 Portobello Road W11 2DZ
Ladbroke Grove 0.32 miles
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There never actually was a travel book shop in the film Notting Hill... but the site of the shop is now home to a souvenir shop called... Notting Hill.

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The Globe
Pubs
8 Bedale Street SE1 9AL
London Bridge 0.14 miles
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If you've ever connect with the trials of Bridget Jones through her diaries then head to Borouggh Market... as , just around the corner, you'll find her flat above The Globe pub on Bedale Street.

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