I think we can all agree that seeing a location that is from a TV show or a movie that we love often gives us an unexplainable buzz. The idea that an actor you’ve been crushing on or someone really famous has touched the same grounds is fascinating and exciting. Without a doubt, many UK cities, towns, and buildings are often used as movie sets…but we are curious to find out what places have tempted most production crews?
It comes to no surprise that our big city, London comes first. With 10 times as many listings as anywhere else around the UK. Countless films have been shot in our capital city for decades. From a screen favourite ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ to an all-time classic ‘Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels’. South Bank, Canary Wharf and Piccadilly Circus are amongst the top 3 favourite film production destinations in London.
Whilst this information is to no surprise to most film markers and movie lovers, you may be more surprised to know that London often pretends to be lots of other places for filmmakers. Playing dress-up for London is second nature at this point, thanks to its amazing skyline and diverse streets.
Filming in Borehamwood has been going on for almost 100 years now. The reason for why its so popular? Elstree Studios. It is the home to some of UKs most popular British television today. From the likes of The Voice, Strictly Come Dancing to the birthplace of Star Wars.
Oxford’s range of period locations and architectural beauties has made it a popular destination for the filming production industry. It has been the host to many production crews in its time. Movies like The History Boys, Tomorrow Never Dies and The Riot Club all use various Oxford locations to depict its beauty. With some movies settling to only film in Oxford like Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where Oxfords’ Duke Humfrey’s Library and the Christchurch Staircase is used.
The UK is the home for breath-taking locations that suit everyone’s style and taste. There is something for any production company. Take advantage of the cities you live in and explore what the UK has to offer for your next film or production.