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Bankside Film Locations


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Bankside's unique cityscape and landmarks have been featured in scenes of many famous films. While out and about in Bankside, make sure to keep an eye out for the many locations and buildings used some of your favourite blockbuster films.

Start at Blackfriars Bridge where Jonathan Rhys Meyers throws evidence of his crime into the river in Woody Allen’s thriller Match Point (2005).

Next on Bankside is the imposing yet impressive Tate Modern gallery. The former power station was used in Judge Dredd (1995), while its Turbine Hall served as the entrance to a government minister’s residence in thriller Children of Men (2006).

Next up is the Millennium Bridge, a dance sequence was shot on the bridge in Bollywood film I See You (2006).

If you are feeling hungry, head to Bankside Mix for an excellent selection of restaurants and bars. Also filming for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor took place outside the Blue Fin Building. 

Further along Bankside is the historic Anchor Pub where Tom Cruise has a drink with Ving Rhames in Mission Impossible (1996).

Eastwards, at the corner of Southwark Bridge was a derelict site called Ballard’s Wharf. The site, which has since been built on, is where the climax to Ealing comedy Hue and Cry (1947), was shot.

South of the bridge is Park Street which features in Howards End (1992).

Continue to Clink Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk where police chase and corner the beast in An American Werewolf in London (1981).

Number 7 Stoney Street is the door to the Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).

Head along Stoney St to Borough High Street and on to the historical Borough Market where Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999) was filmed.

Heath Ledger's final film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was also filmed around Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral.

Bridget Jones’ singleton flat is above the nearby Globe Pub on Bedale Street, the very same pub where the Great Train Robbery was planned more than 40 years ago.

To the left of the bridge is Southwark Cathedral which appears in Pool of London (1950), while Jeremy Irons looks for Meryl Streep underneath the railway lines between the Cathedral and Green Dragon Court in Harold Pinter’s adaptation of The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981).

Head towards London Bridge across which Naomi Watts rides her motorcycle in Russian mafia flick Eastern Promises (2007).