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Classic Movies and Their London Locations – Part 2

Shaun of the Dead

The titular character’s mother resided at East Finchley’s 37 Abbots Gardens. It’s also where the zombies have some fun. And his ex-girlfriend’s home is Highgate’s plush Cunningham House. The rest of it is less on the glamorous side. New Cross’ Duke of Albany acts as the exterior of the Winchester, Shaun works at North Finchley’s Garland Electronics and Crouch End’s Weston Park Grocery Store portrays the supermarket where Shaun buys a Cornetto for his flatmate.

Withnail & I

Uncle Monty, the hilarious thespian, inhabited Chelsea’s 35 Glebe Place. Bayswater’s 57 Chepstow Place is Marwood and Withnail’s Camden flat. The accidental black spot is on Kilburn’s Carlton Vale, Notting Hill’s Tavistock Crescent is the home of the Mother Black Cap pub, and Paddington’s Harrow Road is the police pulled over Withnail.

The King’s Speech

There isn’t much in this film that is how it appears to be. Buckingham Palace is set in two locations: Reading’s Englefield House and Wendover’s Halton House. Windsor’s Cumberland Lodge is the setting for Sandringham House, Ely Cathedral was chosen to stand in for Westminster Abbey, and Leeds’ Elland Road pretends to be Wembley Stadium.

Actual London locations include Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College, Harley Street, which is the home of Lionel’s practice, and Regent’s Park, the setting for the argument between Lionel and the king.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

The poker game that turned out to be something of a disaster was set in Bethnal Green’s Repton Boys Club. Borough’s 15 Park Street is the boy’s hangout, Winston and friends reside at Chalk Farm Road’s Stables Market, and Sting’s bar is a Burger and Lobster located in Smithfield at 40 St John Street. Stephen Marcus, also known as Nick the Greek, offers an East End gangster tour. The tour starts at Whitechapel’s Blind Beggar pub, a one-time haunt of famous gangster brothers the Krays.

Four Weddings and a Funeral

The fourth wedding, between Duckface and Charles, was set in Smithfield’s St Bartholemew and the second, between Lydia and Bernard, was set in the Royal Naval College’s chapel. Carrie talks about her sex life in Covent Garden in what has since become a Cafe Rouge, and the South Bank was the setting for Charles going on and on about David Cassidy.

An American Werewolf in London

The end of the film was shot at Winchester Walk, close to London Bridge station, Londoners got bitten at Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road, and David is a patient at Lillie Road’s one-time Princess Beatrice Maternity Hospital.


The apartment that Alfie lived in is located at 29 St Stephen’s Gardens, Chepstow Road, Notting Hill. Then there’s the Tower of London, next to where he snapped the character Ruby. Other locations featured in the movie include Twickenham’s York House and Gardens and Battersea’s St Mary’s Church.

The Da Vinci Code

A quite well known and beloved story of mystery and history. And few locations were chosen in the Great Britain. Temple Church is the destination of Langdon’s hunt, the Knights Templar’s one-time headquarters. Other locations in the Ron Howard film include Westminster Abbey and 207 Gloucester Terrace.