By Amy Lehal
2020 has unexpectedly become the year of self-isolating and with many people stuck at home, we’re turning to the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime to keep us company. The business of London may seem like a distant memory, but there’s plenty of movies available, which will give you all the nostalgic feels of the capital.
We’ve put together a few London based films to get you through this strange time.
Notting Hill is a classic London movie about a British bookshop owner falling in love with an American movie star. Set against the backdrop of one of the quintessential London villages, the flick will leave you swooning for the city more than ever.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Many women out there will be able to relate to good old Bridge, maybe, apart from the fact where she can afford to live in Zone 1. There’s plenty of London Bridge and Borough Market shots to transport you back to the good old days, and will make you wish you were doing your early morning commute again.
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone
Platform 9 ¾ may not be a real platform, but King's Cross is definitely a real train station. The hustle and bustle of the station may be a bit quiet now, but this Harry Potter flick will remind you why it’s one of the most popular stations in London.
Bend It Like Beckham
This feel good flick is set in West London, which some Londoners probably haven’t even ventured out to. The movie is based on a British Asian girl wanting to follow her football dreams but her traditional Sikh parents won’t allow it. It will leave you in stitches and might just plug the football cravings now that Euro 2020 has been postponed.
If you want to watch something other than a rom-com, then Paddington will do just the trick. The sweet bear will win your heart over as he takes you along his London adventure.
If you’re longing to see the beautiful sights along the London skyline, then you can expect to see it in any James Bond movie. Whether it’s the MI6 in Vauxhall or scenes along the river, the movies have a great visual representation of the capital.