For first-time visitors to London, the opportunity to walk the famous streets of the city means that they can follow in the famous footsteps of some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment. The capital is, of course, the home of a number of huge movie and music stars, and the idea of shopping and eating in the same places of their heroes is one of the biggest attractions to some tourists.
The city has provided the backdrop to many famous films and TV shows down the years, and if you hire a car in London through Auto Europe, you too can visit some of the top destinations in the capital. Harry Potter fans, for instance, can easily make their way from the city out to the ever-popular Harry Potter World, which is located in Watford.
Here, you can tour the studios of where the adventure first began for the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, both of whom have gone on to achieve amazing success in the subsequent decade in the movie industry. “From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bros,” event organisers say. “Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time.” If you’re a long-time fan of the Harry Potter movies, this is one opportunity that, quite simply, you cannot pass up.
Alternatively, how does the idea of touring the Downton Abbey studios tickle your fancy? The popular ITV show is filmed at Ealing Studios and has proven to be a huge hit with TV watchers in the UK over the last few years. Thus far, there have been four series of the show – but such is its popularity among fans that a fifth is already in the works and due to hit our screens later this year.
It’s important to stress, though, that you needn’t necessarily be a huge fan of the programme in order to enjoy a tour of the studio. Ealing Studios have staged many famous faces from the entertainment world down the years and a tour is sure to further your understanding and appreciation of how such shows are created.
Among the most well-known movies and shows to have been created here are Shaun of the Dead, the popular comedy that was released in 2005, and Dorian Gray, which was shown in cinemas in 2009. There are, however, plenty of others besides, and a trip to this fascinating location is sure to create a few surprises.
For fans of reality TV, meanwhile, the chance to visit London opens up the prospect of following in the footsteps of the Made in Chelsea. If you want to sample the opulence of west London, then the streets of Chelsea are probably the best place to start. Fans of the show are sure to stumble across many famous landmarks as you navigate your way around the area – and you will enjoy a great day out in the process.