Thursday, 30 June 2011

Films set in London: where have I seen that before?

Here's a rundown of our favourite films that pop into your head when you're strolling around London and you think where have I seen that before?

DISNEY Mary Poppins - St Paul's Cathedral/ Trafalgar Square

The film set: In 'Feed the Birds', said to be Walt Disney's favourite song of any Disney movie, Mary Poppins shows the children a snow globe with St Pauls Cathedral in and sings about a beggar woman selling bird seed. Actually, to recreate this scene, you should head to Trafalgar Square for real-life seed sellers.

The apartment: Try our new Grosvenor apartment, on an historic market street in the heart of old Westminster.

DRAMA Match Point - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and St Mary's Axe

The film: Woody Allen's Match Point doesn't quite match up to his New York based offerings but we all saw it anyway right? The family take in an opera with the social climber Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who also manages to get a job in the Gherkin (St Marys Axe). Note: the Royal Opera House is also the filming location for the opera scene in the superb film The Fifth Element.

The apartment: The Regency apartment is the only one for you: its set in a beautiful period conversion in upmarket Pimlico and its easy to get anywhere from here.

GANGSTER Rock n' Rolla - Tower Hill and Newham, East London

The film set: Not one for the faint-hearted or squeamish, Guy Ritchie's recent London based gangster offering was shot in a mixture of seedy back alleys and high rise blocks with gorgeous city views. The Nightclub scene was filmed on Coopers Row, just around the corner from Fenchurch Street station.

The apartment: Your best bet is our Southwark Serviced Apartments which will allow you to hop across the river and explore East London.

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