It’s nearly May and I am still blogging about my various trips to London over the festive period but this is definitely the final part. I concentrated on shooting locations for certain films which is why the likes of Trainspotting, Mission Impossible, Tomb Raider, The Bourne Ultimatum, Harry Potter, James Bond etc have all had their own entries. I now present you with the best of the rest…
Above left: 16-18 St James’ Walk is Hugh Grant’s hi-tech ‘island’ apartment in ‘About A Boy’. Above right: Royal Exchange buildings features at the end of ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’ and is where Mark Darcy presents Bridget with a new diary in the snow. Below left: 13 and 15 Park Street as featured in ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’ were Dog’s place and the gangs hideout respectively. I was a bit annoyed to discover its now a Paul Smith shop. Below right: The Jolly Gardeners, 49 Black Prince Road became ‘The Drowning Trout’ in ‘Snatch’.
Above left: Clarendon Gardens in Wembley was the ‘Kitchener Road’ house at which Jimmy (Phil Daniels) attends the Mod party in ‘Quadrophenia’. Above right: S&M Cafe at 4-6 Essex Road near Angel tube station was the Mods’ London hangout in ‘Quadrophenia’. Below left: Tom Cruise goes to look for the woman at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital on Fulham Road in ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. Below right: Hamleys on Regent Street was used as the ‘New York’ store where Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman come to some kind of reconciliation at the end of ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.
Above left: The Magpie at 12 New Street was the coppers local in ‘Basic Instinct 2’. Above right: Police psychologist Dr Glass’ office in “Basic Instinct 2′ was the phallic shaped Swiss Re Tower. Below left: Wembley Stadium. The old stadium with its twin towers was seen in ‘Mike Bassett: England Manager’. Below right: Peninsula Heights was where Michael Caine organised things in ‘The Italian Job’.