Tag Archives: film location

On Location: Alice Ayres

The other day I visited a pretty special place in the city called the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, which is located in Postman’s Park, a short walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. The memorial itself consists of many plaques detailing the names of those who have died whilst saving the lives of others. Reading all […]

On Location: A stunt on the Tower Bridge

Wandering past the Tower Bridge on the way to the tourist-trappiest wonderland of the Tower of London (which I loved because there’s no shame in my tourist trap game), I couldn’t help but remember the classic moment from childhood favourite¬†Spiceworld¬†(1998). In one particular scene, the Spice Girls are off to their concert in the Spice […]

On Location: The Leaky Cauldron(s)

In today’s edition of trying to get to places where Muggles aren’t allowed, I found the locations of not one, but two of the Leaky Cauldron – the famous pub from the Harry Potter series that leads to the wizard shopping district of Diagon Alley. This first Leaky Cauldron, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner […]

On Location: Trying to get to Hogwarts

Day one of my travels around London consisted of finding a couple of classic Harry Potter locations that were really exciting to see! Firstly, I tried (and failed) to get to Platform 9 & 3/4 – the magical platform of Kings Cross station where Harry and his friends head off on their train journey to […]

On Location: Dr Elliot’s clinic

We have come to the end of my On Location posts! I’ve scheduled this post so it should be up whilst I’m up in the air flying over the vastness of North America, or I could be over the sea between here and Australia, who knows. In any case, this blog will more or less […]

On Location: Prince Akeem’s apartment

Coming to America (1988, dir. John Landis) is one of those films that I watched approximately a million times when I was a kid. A silly fairy tale about an African prince who moves to New York to find himself an intelligent and strong-willed wife, it’s probably the one of the least edgy films in […]

On Location: The Flatiron building

The Flatiron building is located at 175 5th Avenue in Manhattan, and forms a triangular block with East 22nd St and 23rd St. This is probably one of the most famous buildings, and certainly one of the most photographed, in the world. It is quite stunning to see in real life. It almost looks too […]

On Location: Zoolander’s gas station

This mass of scaffolding may look like nothing at all, or like some apartment building or hotel in the midst of being built, but it’s much more special than that. In actual fact, this construction site is the place where the famous ‘gas fight’ scene from Zoolander (2001) occurs. If you’ve ever been so joyous […]

On Location: The Time & Life building

This was one of those film locations that I stumbled upon accidentally – whilst walking past, I noticed the strange pattern in the concrete footpath and that it looked a lot like a certain scene in Rosemary’s Baby (1968). Then I looked at the mural inside the building next to the footpath, and the name […]

On Location: The iconic Manhattan scene

One of the most iconic scenes from Woody Allen’s classic film Manhattan (1979) is a scene between his character Isaac, and Diane Keaton’s character Mary. After catching up with one another at a fundraising event at the Museum of Modern Art and striking up a conversation, they talk together until sunrise, ending with the iconic […]