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 films 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.




Bridge Cafe
Westfields Road Acton W3 0AP
Region: Acton
Nearest Station: West Acton (0.3 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • CAFES, SNACK SHOPS & TEA ROOMS
Notting Hill
142 Portobello Road Notting Hill W11 2DZ
Region: Notting Hill
Nearest Station: Ladbroke Grove (0.3 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • SHOES & ACCESSORIES
  • USERS 10/10
The Glass House
2-3 Bulls Head Passage The City EC3V 1LU
Region: The City
Nearest Station: Monument (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • OPTICIANS
The Royal Oak
73 Columbia Road E2 7RG
Region: Bethnal Green
Nearest Station: Hoxton (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: The Royal Oak on Columbia Road became 'Samoan Jo’s' in Guy Richie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

  • OUR REVIEW 7/10
  • USERS 7/10
Regency Cafe
17-19 Regency Street Westminster SW1P 4BY
Region: Westminster
Nearest Station: St. James's Park (0.3 miles)

AIL Says: 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.

  • CAFES, SNACK SHOPS & TEA ROOMS
  • USERS 9/10


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