Calling all cinephiles- there’s more silver screen sparkle in our oft grey and gritty capital than you might think. Before you set your sights on Tinsel Town, get your twinkle toes all over these:
Muggle Tours (above)
Mug up on all things Harry Potter from London Bridge to Trafalgar Square. Complimentary Sorting Hat and hand-painted scar are optional.
Starts from London Bridge
London on film
One for the West End wendys amongst you, walk your way from the golden age of talkies via Hitchcock thrillers to locales graced by Dustin Hoffman and Michael Caine.
Starts from Covent Garden
Sherlock Holmes tour
Deer stalkers at the ready, take a tweed-tastic 2 hour 15 minute turn about the spots that brough Conan Doyle’s most discerning of detectives to life. Elementary, my dear Watson.
Starts from Piccadilly Circus
Alfred Hitchcock walk
Hitch a ride on this three hour perambulation into the mind of the Leytonstone-born auteur, led by BFI associate tutor Sandra Shevy.
Starts from Bayswater
Miss Marple Vintage walk
Walk in the footsteps of prolific crime novellist Agatha Christie and those of arguably her most famous creation, the beady eyed Miss Marple.
Starts from Paddington
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London Film Locations walk
The blockbuster of film tours, this one takes in all the big Brit flicks of recent years- ‘Four Weddings’, ‘Bridget Jones’, you name it.
Starts from Temple
Notting Hill movie tour
Go on a Richard Curtis-reccie around the urban chic neighbourhood that got the Working Title treatment back in 1999.
Starts from Notting Hill