London, like every big city, and one of the most important in the world, has hosted a large number of productions that have increased the magic and fame of the city.
Some of the movies that help to build his legend are:
James Bond, 007:
The list could’nt start without any movie that was not one from the saga of the famous British spy. Throughout the 24 films that conform the James Bond saga he has traveled all over the world, but we have seen innumerable corners of his native London. Without going any further, the center of MI6, building that we can see exploit in one of the last movies.
A Clockwork Orange:
The famous film by Stanley Kubrick takes place in Great Britain where a group of young people is being carried away by their most violent instincts. One of the most famous scenes of the film takes place in Binsey Walk.
The film about the most famous nanny in the world earned an Oscar for Julie Andrews and the incredible soundtrack. In the film you can see locations like Regent’s Park, where Dick Van Dyke interpreted the chimmy sweep. A second part is about to be released. In this second part the nanny comes back to help the new members of the Banks family.
V for Vendetta:
The famous film starring by Natalie Portman and which mask of its other protagonist has become a global symbol of rebellion. The movie passes in a future where Britain went on to become a totalitarian country and a masked guy fight for freedom. Difficult to forget the scene where “V” blows up the English Parliament.
Another of the legendary sagas that take place in London are those of the young wizard Harry Potter. One of the most mythical and recognizable places is the King Cross station, where students have to go to platform 9 and ¾ to catch the train that takes them to Hogwarts.
The recently released film that reviews the career of Queen and especially the life of singer Freddie Mercury is a British-American production and how could’nt it be otherwise given the origin of the band, part of the film was recorded in Great Britain. One of the most important parts of the film is the recreation of the Live Aid concert that took place at Wembley.
The adaptations that have been made of the famous English detective for cinema and television are almost innumerable. So many that in London there is a museum dedicated to the fictional detective. The last adaptations were carried out by Guy Ritchie and starred by Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. In both parts we can see several recreations of London. In the second part one of the examples that we can appreciate is the Old Royal Naval College
28 days later:
Here we see a deserted London, devastated by a virus that has spread throug all the country, turning the population in zombies. The beginning of the film offers scenes of the most recognizable sites in the city completely empty. A totally unique way to see the city.
This is just a small sample of the amount of movies that have been recorded in this city. Soon there will be a second part!