London in the movies in 2014

2014 has been a big year for London in terms of its representation both in British and international films.

I recently spent a few days in New York City at the global premiere of Netflix original series March Polo and had tremendous fun spotting all locations of big movies such as Spider-Man and many others.

But my heart remains in London which in my view is an unbeatable venue for filming as well as one of my favourite capitals of the world (only behind Rome).

This Christmas 2014, in particular, all eyes are on our stunning British Capital as the best festive movies have London as their backdrop.

Here are the top three films kids and parents alike can enjoy together while spotting all the familiar locations.

 

Get Santa

Get Santa Film Still London Mums

Check my Get Santa Christmas tour of London feature to identify the film locations for this hilarious British comedy.

Key Film locations include:

Tower Bridge

Battersea Cats and Dogs Home

Lambeth Prison

Richmond Park

To find out more about this movie check our reviews:

Film review (an adult’s perspective): Get Santa

Film review (a child’s perspective): Get Santa, a Christmas family comedy, plus FREE ACTIVITY SHEETS

 

Paddington

Paddington Bear

Key Film locations include:

Paddington station

Overall London landscapes

Natural History Museum

You can actually follow Paddington in his London trail. Here is how you can take kids to an amazing and yet free activity involving sightseeing across our fabulous City!

Get lost in London with Paddington Bear in the Paddington Trail

London in the movies - Paddington Station

Paddington Station

To find out more about this movie check our reviews:

Film review (an adult’s perspective): Paddington

Film Review (a child reporter’s perspective): Paddington

 

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the museum collage

Key Film locations include:

The British Museum

The Big Ben

Overall London from the sky

To find out more about this movie check our reviews:

Film review (an adult’s perspective): Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

Film review (a child’s perspective): Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

No need to say that the recurring ingredient when showing London is the Big Ben. He is amazing! Yes you have read it correctly! For me Big Ben has personality and speaks to people. No surprise that it has been voted the favourite London landmark by young people. It’s mine too!

Night at the Museum collage 2

Check out how much London Mums love Big Ben in these pieces:

YOUNG BRITONS VOTE BIG BEN AS THEIR TOP BRITISH LANDMARK

A Big Ben cake even the Mayor could not resist taking a bite of….

London for Londoners on a Thames cruise

Personally I cannot wait to have more London in the movies!

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